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ERIC Number: ED415374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Mother Centers in Germany--Empowerment Strategies for Community Women in Germany.
Jaeckel, Monika
Mother Centers are a grassroots self-help movement in Germany that help stay-at-home mothers break through the isolation they experience in German society when they have children and are not available for full-time employment. There are about 300 mother center projects currently in Germany, including 40 in the former East Germany. The programs provide a drop-in space for mothers with children where they can meet other mothers and where their children can make friends. They also provide organized activities and services such as laundry, hair care, and child care, provided by mothers themselves on a part-time basis. These centers ease the isolation that mothers feel when they are out of the work force, and they also help women ease the transition back into the work force. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Germany