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Latest items for GIC-LAW-3

June 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1, ERBG-DATA-2, GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"Although some educated women held positions of authority in government, business, and the media, many women faced job discrimination based on cultural norms. The law entitles women to paid maternity leave and equal pay for equal work. The government, the largest employer of women, observed such regulations, as did many private-sector employers. Economic studies conducted by the World Economic Forum from 2015, however, showed that women earned 68 percent less than men and that their unemployment rate was at least twice as high. According to the forum, only 31 percent of women participated in the work force" (Pg 16).
June 11, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"The law generally provides for the same legal status and rights for women as for men, with three exceptions: first, some elements of customary family law provide for different treatment of women, such as providing different grounds for divorce and different divorce procedures; second, the property law of a marriage is based solely on the domicile of the husband at the time of the marriage; and third the law grants maternity leave to mothers but not paternity leave to fathers" (Pg 15).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"In July 2017 the Cabinet of Ministers approved a Diploma establishing the measures for social and educational support to school girls/students during pregnancy, after child birth and while breastfeeding, aimed at their continued access to education in quality conditions, at all educational levels (basic, secondary, professional training, higher education). In particular: the right to 60 days of maternity leave after child birth; leave before childbirth in clinical risk situations; a special regime of leave postpartum (justified leave for consultation, illness and assistance to the baby); and adjustments of evaluation rules according to need (deadlines and modalities)" (19).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Employees in federal service have had the right to a 'baby month' since 2011. The baby month is unpaid parental leave for fathers and can be used for a maximum of four weeks after the birth of a child. Between the beginning of 2011 and the end of 2016, 1,927 fathers made use of the baby month. Seven provinces have introduced similar options" (11). "Since 1 March 2017, fathers have been able to take a 'daddy month' ('family leave') in the private sector as well. After the birth of a child, fathers can spend between 28 and 31 days at home with their family. During this time, they receive a...more
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"The law grants prenatal and postnatal maternity leave. A mother is entitled up to three years of unpaid maternity leave" (p. 29).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"Federal law on employment, which prohibits job advertisements containing requirements of gender, age and marital status, in 2013, and the adoption of a number of measures aimed at assisting pregnant women and women on maternity leave" (1-2).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"(b) The fact that women take more hours of parental leave per week than men, notwithstanding the increase in the number of days of parental leave to which men are entitled;(c)The drop in the use of childcare facilities, notwithstanding the increased funding for childcare services" (10).
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Montenegro 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 (115). Parents in Montenegro are able to work flexibly (115). 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).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Mongolia 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 relatve 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 (115). Parents in Mongolia are not able to work flexibly (115). Working flexibly, such...more
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Mozambique 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 men and women 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 (116). Parents in Mozambique are not able to work flexibly (114). Working...more
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Morocco 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 (116). Parents in Morocco are not able to work flexibly (116). 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).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Myanmar 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 (117). Parents in Myanmar are not able to work flexibly (117). 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
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in namibia 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 men and women relative to leave reserved for women. 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 (117). Parents in Namibia are not able to work flexibly (117). Working flexibly, such as working from home or...more
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in the Netherlands 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 men adn women 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 (118). Parents in the Netherlands are able to work flexibly (118). Working flexibly,...more
May 20, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Nepal 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 (118). Parents in Nepal are not able to work flexibly (118). 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
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Nicaragua 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 60% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 0.62 between leave reserved for men and women relative to leave reserved for men 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 (119). Parents in Nicaragua are not able to work flexibly (119). Working flexibly,...more
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in New Zealand 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 men and women and 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 (119). Parents in New Zealand are able to work flexibly (119). Working flexibly, such as working...more
May 17, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Nigeria of at least 14 weeks. Women do not 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 (120). Parents in Nigeria are not able to work flexibly (120). 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
May 17, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Niger 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 men and women 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 (120). Parents in Niger are not able to work flexibly (120). Working flexibly, such...more
May 16, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Oman 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 (121). Parents in Oman are not able to work flexibly (121). 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
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Norway 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 not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (121). Parents in Norway are not able to work flexibly (121). Working flexibly, such as...more
May 16, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Pakistan 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 (122). Parents in Pakistan are not able to work flexibly (122). 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
May 16, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Papua New Guinea of at least 14 weeks. Women do not receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity 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 (123). Parents in Papua New Guinea are not able to work flexibly (123). 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).
May 16, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Panama 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 guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (123). Parents in Panama are not able to work flexibly (123). Working flexibly, such...more
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Peru 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 men and women 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 (124). Parents in Peru are not able to work flexibly (124). Working flexibly, such...more
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Paraguay 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 guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (124). Parents in Paraguay are not able to work flexibly (124). Working flexibly, such as...more
May 15, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Poland 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 (125). Parents in Poland are not able to work flexibly (125). Working flexibly, such as...more
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in the Philippines 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 (125). Parents in the Philippines are not able to work flexibly...more
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Mongolia 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 (115). Parents in Mongolia are not able to work flexibly (115). 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).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Moldova 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 (114). Parents in Moldova are able to work flexibly (114). 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).