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|Designed to tackle Germany's shrinking population, the parent subsidy is worth up to 25,200 euros (18,129 pounds).
A parent taking time off work to care for a newborn is paid two-thirds of his or her net monthly salary, up to a maximum of 1,800 euros, tax-free for 12 months. The other parent can take a further two months off to extend the benefit to 14 months.
Officials expected mothers to apply for the full benefit, with fathers only joining in for the final two months.
But 20 percent of the fathers who signed up for the benefit planned to take a full year off. About 21 percent planned three to 11 months at home, and 58 percent planned two months.
Jam 7, Peanut Butter 5, and Bread 2.
That's great! My brother is a SAHD.
I wonder why the birthrate is so low? Marc has talked about moving to Germany. His dad was born there, so apparently Marc is elligible for citizenship. (I don't know how it works, but that's what his dad has told him.) But before I move to a place that far away I want to know the answer to this question!