Elterngeld – How Agenda-Setting and New Stakeholder Coalitions Facilitated a Paradigm Shift in German Family Policies

With the introduction of a parental leave benefit [Elterngeld], Germany’s family policy underwent a far-reaching paradigm shift under Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU). This project was, however, designed under entirely different party political presentiments. The project was not initiated by von der Leyen but by her SPD predecessor, Renate Schmidt. She found sympathisers for… Weiterlesen »