Effects of Career Breaks and Part-time Work on the Income of Women

Effects of career breaks and part-time work on the income of women mainly depend on the number of insurance years and the wage profile. A career break of one year reduces the average monthly pension payment by around 3 percent. If the break takes place within the first four years of a newborn baby, the pension-decreasing effect is cut in half through the recognition of childbearing as insurance time in connection with a defined pension contribution base.