Press Parental allowance paid to 1.76 million mothers and fathers in 2017

Regional differences regarding receipt of ElterngeldPlus

Press release No. 212 of 14 June 2018

WIESBADEN – 1.35 million mothers and 410,000 fathers received parental allowance in 2017. As the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports, the number of recipients was up 7% from 2016. While the number of mothers receiving parental allowance increased by 6%, the number of fathers rose by a good 11%.

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