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Parental allowance paid to 1.64 million mothers and fathers in 2016

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A total of 1.64 million mothers and fathers received parental allowance in 2016. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 5% on 2015. While the number of mothers increased by a good 3%, the number of fathers receiving parental allowance rose by almost 12%.

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Key figures

Recipients of public assistance
Basic security benefits 12/20161,025,903
Assistance for nursing care 2015450,674
Households receiving housing allowance 2015460,080
Benefits for asylum seekers2015974,551
Public children and youth welfare
Expenditure (EUR bn) 201540.7
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Proportion of recipients of minimum social security benefits 20159.7%

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