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Overcoming Disparities and Expanding Access to Early Childhood Services in Germany: Policy consideration and funding options

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  • Katharina C. Spiess
  • Eva M. Berger
  • Olaf Groh-Samberg

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In comparison to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) systems of many other advanced economies the German system can be characterised as relative uniform, when looking at programmes and providers. But in other ways, there are considerable variations. There are considerate regional differences in governance, funding, and attendance rates, in particular with respect to certain socio-economic groups. This paper describes and evaluates these differences, mainly from an economic perspective and also taking child well-being into account.

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Paper provided by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in its series Innocenti Working Papers with number inwopa08/52.

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Length: 56
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa08/52

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Keywords: child care; child care services; early childhood; early childhood development; early childhood education; right to care and protection; right to child care services; right to education;

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  1. Eva M. Berger, 2009. "Maternal Employment and Happiness: The Effect of Non-Participation and Part-Time Employment on Mothers' Life Satisfaction," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 890, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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