Unpaid care pair: women make more

Women do a one and a half Times as much as men in the unpaid care of their families, but have, on average, only half the pension claims. The opinion of the Federal government for the second equality shows report that will be presented today in the Cabinet. An improvement on the Figures from the last report four years ago is to recognize, nevertheless, the Advance of equality in the future, a goal declared by the government.

The main problem that the experts have identified, is the “exclusion of care work to the Economy”. The free-of-charge care and support that is provided every year in Germany, corresponded in 2013 to conservative estimates, to a gross value added of 987 billion euros. But not only the support member, the main professional social work will always be paid even significantly worse than, for example, the technical or commercial work. And it is precisely here that the experts have identified the root of the inequality.

Tasks in elderly care have to be taken on mainly by women. This applies to the main professional activity as an employee in homes and institutions as well as for the catering of Relatives. The so-called Gender Care Gap, according to the report, 52.4 percent. Women in the unpaid care work of family members, so one and a half times as much as men, and the care of the children. A solution family Minister Katharina Barley sees in the strengthening of social professions. “One of my Central concerns is the appreciation of the social Professions. This, first and foremost, women will benefit.“, she is quoted as saying in a report in the süddeutsche Zeitung.

Unbezahlte Betreuung Angehöriger: Frauen leisten mehr

Women make a total of about 52 percent more in pay free care work than men; © js-photo / Fotolia

Better pension by care of relatives

The lack of rewarding work in the care of long-term deprivation of pension rights. In 2015, the women purchased approximately 53 percent less pension per month than men, the difference being in the West of the Republic is significantly higher than in the East. In addition to the better paying nursing professions, as Minister for family Affairs, Barley demands, but also the consideration of private paid care is an important Element. Already adjustments were made: Since the beginning of the year 2017 you will receive, if you maintain a minimum of 10 hours in the week, a family member, more pension. While previously a minimum of 14 hours per week must be applied for the care of one or more Relatives to be eligible for the additional payments in question, has been reduced this limit now. This Bonus can mean an increase of up to nearly 30 Euro in a month, which will be added to the other pensions. The only prerequisites for this are: The care-dependent Person must have a nursing degree of at least 2, it must not be worked in addition to the maintenance activity more than 30 hours per week in employment, or the Carer must not earn a full pension because of the age and the care needs to take place regularly at least two days in the week.

Calculates the contribution based on the average payments of a professional nurse. It is, therefore, done so, as they would be for their work in the care of Relatives paid. On this salary, the insurance then pays the statutory contribution of 18.7 percent. An additional claim between 5,54 Euro and 29,30 euros on a monthly basis arises depending on the height of the nursing degree (which in turn depends on the need for care of your dependants). An increase in the salary of full-time nurses and carers would also benefit those who attend, free of charge, your own Relatives. Nevertheless, this scheme helps to catch at least the loss of pension by the reduction of the working hours again. Of course this also applies when you apply for a Temporary exemption, the care of time (family care time) or a special holiday with your employer. An Overview of the claims you find on the website of the German pension insurance.

Alternative 24-Hour Care

Instead of taking care of relatives yourself, you can hire a caregiver in the context of the 24-hour care. Often nurses come from Eastern Europe, such as. Polish nurses to your family members in the apartment, to assume the basic care. You can follow more of their main professional activity and not have to worry even a day for the care of their Relatives. In addition, the cost of the 24-hour care are significantly lower than, for example, for a place in a nursing home. If you are interested, you can request from us free of charge and non-binding offer. We bring you together then on the basis of their need for information with the appropriate agencies that can help you to engage in a 24-hour-care.