Women´s attitudes towards employment and to employment and family
In East and West Germany women’s labour participation differs despite extensively harmonised institutional parameters since Reunification. In West Germany the number of working women rose in recent years; In East Germany women’s employment rate fell slightly while still remaining on a rather high level. These regional distinctions can be explained by the different employment patterns in the GDR and former FRG. In addition the varying financial household situations and different supply with child care facilities play a major role.