International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

"Kitas, Quoten und Karriere: The F-Word in German Boardrooms"
Heiko Wiggers

Over the last years, Germany has seen a lively debate about the lack of women in full time positions and particularly in management positions compared to other industrialized countries. This significant problem has gone relatively unnoticed in both the political arena and the private sector since the fall of the Berlin Wall, but has in the past few years reached the surface of political debate and within individual companies. This article aims to examine the scope of the problem and the origins of the current inequality. It also discusses various possible solutions that are being offered by different economic and political camps; and it explores what the present employment disparity between men and women means for Germany’s future as the economic powerhouse of the EU.

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