Grannies or Nannies? Germany Considers Family Leave for Grandparents

German grandparents are not just baking cookies and taking their grandchildren to museums. They are playing a structural role in childcare, usually voluntarily. The German government is now considering providing legally protected leave time for grandparents who want to provide primary care for their grandchildren. The playground at Forckenbeckplatz square in Berlin's eastern district of Friedrichshain is full of activity on this sunny Saturday afternoon in March. Balls whiz about, young...Full Story
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