Although there are positive signs of change, working conditions for postdocs in Germany remain difficult. Andreas Keller, director of the GEW explains exactly where the problems lie and what changes still need to be made.
Husbands or wives of research fellows are allowed to work when the research fellow is entitled to take up gainful employment or when they have been living together as a married couple in Germany for at least two years.
From children learning their abc's in a Bavarian elementary school to high school graduates at a Bremen grammar school, a teacher's salary and career prospects depends on where and who they teach. There are often drastic differences between school types and federal states.