Federal Statistical office: only six percent of fathers work part-time

Women, in particular, still reduce their working hours when children come into the partnership. More than two thirds of mothers work part-time.

Federal Statistical office: only six percent of fathers work part-time

The differences between sexes are still great: more than two thirds of all mors who go to work have a part-time job – but only six percent of fars with minor children. A decisive role was played by family form, which was shared by Federal Statistical office in Wiesbaden. In past year, mors living in a partnership were 71 percent of part-time workers, with single mors being 58 percent. On average, ratio was 69 percent.

In year 2017 re were still major differences between West and east. In East German Länder, only 49 percent of mors were employed part-time, wher in a partnership or single parenting. In West German countries, it was 74 percent. Fars in east (eight percent) and West (six percent), however, hardly differed as far as part-time quotas are concerned.

The results are based on micro-census, for which one percent of households are surveyed annually. Part-time quotas are considered for people aged 15 to 64 years. Mors and fars in maternity protection or parental leave are counted in statistics on inactive.

Updated Date: 15 September 2018, 12:00

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