Photo Gallery: Germany's Daycare Experiment
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Photo Gallery: Germany's Daycare Experiment

Birth Rate Boon? Germany Promises Daycare for All

A new law went into effect in Germany on Thursday guaranteeing every child over 12 months of age a slot at a daycare facility. The government hopes the policy will help reverse one of Europe's lowest birth rates.
Von Friederike Heine
With additional reporting by SPIEGEL Staff.