just a quick question.
if you are a male, and on your salary slip you get a deduction for mutterschaftsversicherung is that incorrect?
as far as i understand its for maternity leave, but my german is a bit on the weak side
Ok well, double checked and it is as I suspected. The Mutterschaftsversicherung you are paying would appear to be synonymous with the Erbwerbsersatzordnung as it is flows into that pot of money. Everyone who pays AHV also pays into that (along with ALV/IV etc).