The Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration is based on an initiative of the Stiftung Mercator and the Volkswagen Foundation. The initiative includes seven member foundations. In addition to the Stiftung Mercator and the Volkswagen Foundation, the member foundations are: Bertelsmann Stiftung, Freudenberg Foundation, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and Vodafone Foundation Germany.
Obstacle Course to Day Care: Why Parents with a Migration Background are Less Likely to Send Their Children to Day Care.
Policy Brief | June 2013
Children with a migration background are less likely to attend day care than children without a migration background. At the same time, children from immigrant families can benefit enormously from attending day care. The Policy Brief examines the obstacles which keep parents from sending their child to day care and provides recommendations for how access barriers can be eliminated. Germany’s current incentives such as the childcare allowance in particular that give parents an additional motivation to keep their children at home are counter-productive for integration.