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Strukturelle Hemmnisse für den Ausbau der Kindertagesbetreuung in Deutschland
[Structural impediments to the enlargement and improvement of early childhood education and care services in Germany]

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  • Egbert, Henrik
  • Andreas, Hildenbrand

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In the recent years, the quantitative enlargement and qualitative improvement of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services have had a rather sluggish progress in Germany. On the basis of economic theories, we investigate the structure of the ECEC financing system and its incentives for the market participants. In particular, we address the recent political issue on the improvement of staff education and advanced training. We show that the present structure of financing ECEC together with the structures of the labor markets for qualified staff lack incentives to improve the quantity and the quality of ECEC services. The program for the enhancement of ECEC services recently published by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth tackles these problems only insufficiently.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 45626.

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Date of creation: 06 Dec 2012
Date of revision: 28 Mar 2013
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:45626

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Keywords: Frühkindliche Betreuung; Bildung und Erziehung; FBBE; Kindertagesbetreuung; Finanzierung der Kindertagesbetreuung; Qualität des Personals;

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