you can not learn in the football club or guitar, and even a movie ticket is often expensive: the children of lone parents, women are most often at risk of poverty if their mothers for a longer period of time no full-time job. Only if a single mother works more than 30 hours a week, poverty prevents experience, as the result of a on Wednesday to a study released by the Bertelsmann Foundation.

Missing the Job, grow 96 percent of the children in a permanent or recurrent poverty situation. In the case of a stable part-time employment or a mini-job, 20 percent of the children live permanently or recurrently in poverty, and a further 40 percent, at least temporarily. The mother over a prolonged period, full-time, working 16 per cent of children are occasionally faced with poverty. In most cases, but it is possible that this experience will not permanently be.

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in some families the risk of poverty for children is on the increase according to the study, significantly, when mothers lose their jobs or give up. This over a longer period, are not employed, will experience 32 percent as persistent or recurring poverty were 30 percent for a short time. Work mothers in Full – or part-time, or have a mini-job, are nearly secured all financially.

The Foundation criticised the fact that these children were not homeless or hungry, but from the social life of cut felt, because they occur in clubs or music lessons, could go.

“children of poverty depends significantly on the employment of women,” said Foundation Board of Directors Jörg Dräger. “Mothers must be relieved to go to work.” At the same time, the support needed and help system for children can catch it, if the mothers could be because of the family situation employment. Children in need “time and care”.

Single-parent Single-parent reports: Therefore, we are at risk of poverty By Sylvia Margret Steinitz

The Foundation does, among other things, for all of the state benefits for children in a so-called part have bundle of money, and this in the height more on the income situation of the parents. Wealthier families should then get less, while poorer benefit. “The money must go where it is most needed”, called Dräger.

According to the Definition of the study children live in poverty, if you either live in a household with the basic state backup or with a net household income below the risk-of-poverty threshold. The is around 60 per cent of median income in Germany.

mad / DPA / AFP

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