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April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Madagascar of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 50% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (109). Parents in Madagascar are not able to work flexibly (109). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).more
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Macedonia of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (108). Parents in Macedonia are not able to work flexibly (108). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Luxembourg of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (108). Parents in Luxembourg are not able to work flexibly (108). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Lithuania of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (107). Parents in Lithuania are able to work flexibly (107). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"The Law on Amendments to the Law on Salaries and Fees in the Institutions of BiH and the Law on Amendments to the Labour Law in the Institutions of BiH were adopted. The new Labour Law of RS and the Law on the Work of the FBIH were adopted. These laws are harmonized with the GEL, especially in the area of protection of motherhood and maternity, and the use of maternity / parental leave" (28-29). "On Recommendation 34 (g) UN CEDAW/C/BIH/CO/4-5, labour legislation regulates salaries, benefits, allowances for basic salary and special protection for employed women during, before and after the birth of a child, protection of mothers who are...more
April 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Togo of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 50% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 0.51 between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (144). Parents in Togo are not able to work flexibly (144). Working...more
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Tunisia of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women adn men relative to leave reserved for women, as a function of who pays. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (145). Parents in Tunisia are not able to work flexibly (145). Working...more
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Libya of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (107). Parents in Libya are not able to work flexibly (107). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Liberia of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (106). Parents in Liberia are not able to work flexibly (106). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Lesotho of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (106). Parents in Lesotho are not able to work flexibly (106). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).more
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Lebanon of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (105). Parents in Lebanon are not able to work flexibly (105). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).more
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Latvia of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (105). Parents in Latvia are able to work flexibly (105). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Laos of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (104). Parents in Laos are not able to work flexibly (104). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).more
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Kyrgyzstan of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 92% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (104). Parents in Kyrgyzstan are able to work flexibly (104). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Kuwait of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (103). Parents in Kuwait are not able to work flexibly (103). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).more
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Kosovo of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 24% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (103). Parents in Kosovo are not able to work flexibly (103). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Kenya of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (101). Parents in Kenya are not able to work flexibly (101). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Kazakhstan of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 101% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (101). Parents in Kazakhstan are not able to work flexibly (101). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Trinidad and Tobago of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 33% of maternity leave benefits. There is a 0.33 difference between leave resered for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (145). Parents in Trinidad and Tobago are not able to work flexibly (145)....more
April 17, 2019, 12:16 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Ugandaof at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is a 0.05 difference between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function who pays. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (146). Parents in Uganda are not able to work flexibly (146). Working flexibly, such...more
April 17, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Turkey of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (146). Parents in Turkey are able to work flexibly (146). Working flexibly, such...more
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in UAE of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (147). Parents in UAE are not able to work flexibly (147). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (EJ-CODER COMMENT).more
April 17, 2019, 5:47 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Ukraine of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (147). Parents in Ukraine are not able to work flexibly (147). Working flexibly, such as...more
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"The Committee commends the State party for extending maternity and paternity leave from three to six months and from 5 to 10 days, respectively, for the public sector" (8).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in the United states of at least 14 weeks. Women do not receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (148). Parents in the United States are not able to work flexibly (148). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (EJ-CODER COMMENT).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in the United Kingdom of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 92% of maternity leave benefits. There is a 0.94 difference between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (148). Parents in the United Kingdom are able to work flexibly (148). Working flexibly, such...more
April 10, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Uzbekistan of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (149). Parents in Uzbekistan are not able to work flexibly (149). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (EJ-CODER COMMENT).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Uruguay of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays.. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (149). Parents in Uruguay are not able to work flexibly (149). Working flexibly, such...more
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Jordan of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (100). Parents in Jordan are not able to work flexibly (100). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Japan of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (100). Parents in Japan are able to work flexibly (100). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).