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Press release No. 123 of 29 March 2023 Parental allowance 2022: proportion of fathers continued to increase to 26.1%

Just under 1.4 million women and 482,000 men in Germany received parental allowance in 2022. This was a total of well over 1.8 million recipients, and a decrease of roughly 22,700, or 1.2%, compared with 2021. The Federal Statistical Office …

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Press release No. 141 of 31 March 2022 Parental allowance in 2021: increase in proportion of fathers continues

Roughly 1.9 million women and men in Germany received parental allowance in 2021. That was an increase of roughly 7,800, or 0.4%, compared with 2020. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of men who received parental …

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Press release No. 146 of 25 March 2021 Parental allowance 2020: proportion of fathers up to just under 25%

Roughly 1.9 million women and men in Germany received parental allowance in 2020. That was a decrease of roughly 4,000, or 0.2%, compared with 2019. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of male recipients of parental …

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Press release No. 104 of 19 March 2020 Parental allowance: number of recipients up 2% in 2019

Roughly 1.9 million women and men in Germany received parental allowance in 2019. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of recipients was up 2.0% compared with 2018. While the number of women receiving parental …

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Press release No. 145 of 11 April 2019 Parental allowance: number of recipients up 4% in 2018

1.4 million mothers and 433,000 fathers received parental allowance in 2018. As the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports, the number of recipients was up 4% from 2017. While the number of mothers receiving parental allowance increased …

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Press release No. 212 of 14 June 2018 Parental allowance paid to 1.76 million mothers and fathers in 2017

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 …

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Press release No. 054 of 15 February 2017 Continued increase in participation rate of fathers regarding parental allowance

For more than one in three children (35.7%) born in Germany in the second quarter of 2015, fathers received parental allowance. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the participation rate of fathers, as it is called, increased by …

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Press release No. 357 of 6 October 2016 Parental allowance by region: participation rate of fathers highest in the Thuringian city of Jena

In the Thuringian city of Jena, the proportion of fathers receiving parental allowance for children born in 2014 amounted to 57.8%. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that Jena replaced the Bavarian Main-Spessart rural district at the …

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Press release No. 213 of 27 June 2016 Parental allowance paid to 1.64 million mothers and fathers in 2016

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 …

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Press release No. 212 of 21 June 2016 Continued increase in proportion of fathers receiving parental allowance

For more than one in three children (34.2%) born in Germany in 2014, not only mothers, but also fathers received parental allowance. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the participation rate of fathers, as it is called, …