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]
AbstractIn 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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Date of creation: 06 Dec 2012
Date of revision: 28 Mar 2013
Frühkindliche Betreuung; Bildung und Erziehung; FBBE; Kindertagesbetreuung; Finanzierung der Kindertagesbetreuung; Qualität des Personals;
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- Henrik Egbert & Andreas Hildenbrand, 2012. "Strukturelle Hemmnisse für den Ausbau der Kindertagesbetreuung in Deutschland," MAGKS Papers on Economics 201250, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).
- D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
- H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
- I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
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