Overcoming disparities and expanding access to early childhood services in Germany: policy consideration and funding options
Katharina C. Spiess
Eva M. Berger
In comparison to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) systems of many other advanced economies the German system can be characterised as relative uniform, when looking at programmes and providers. But in other ways, there are considerable variations. There are considerate regional differences in governance, funding, and attendance rates, in particular with respect to certain socio-economic groups. This paper describes and evaluates these differences, mainly from an economic perspective and also taking child well-being into account.
child care; child care services; early childhood; early childhood development; early childhood education; right to care and protection; right to child care services; right to education;
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