I do not envy politicians who are commissioned to take care for families. Their efforts seem to have little effect on the well-being of families, as the social data expenditures database from OECD suggests assembled by Hans Bertram (Hans Bertram, Carolin Deuflhard, Die überfordete Generation. 2015). Read more
Never in the history of mankind humans lived as long as today.
The family time shrank from about a third of a mother’s lifespan to nearly a fifth in western societies. (Family time measured by the time to the fifteenth birthday of the youngest child).
Making money, looking for a career, building a home, raising children – and always smiling and looking relaxed – that is what is asked from women and men in their late twenties and early thirties. It is the rush hour of life.
Why is it taken for granted that you should combine work and family? Why all this at once?
„Shall we get children?“
„What about our future life“
„Can we stay in the job?“
The last question is especially substantial for women. Read more