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Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Barbados 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 (65). Parents in Barbados are not able to work flexibly (65). 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).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Bangladesh 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 and childcare payments are not tax deductible (65). Parents in Bangladesh are not able to work flexibly (65). 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
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Bahrain 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 and childcare payments are not tax deductible (64). Parents in Bahrain are not able to work flexibly (64). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER...more
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in the Bahamas of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave and the government pays for 67% 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 but childcare payments are not tax deductible (64). Parents in the Bahamas are not able to work flexibly (64). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER...more
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Azerbaijan of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave and 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 (63). Parents in Azerbaijan are not able to work flexibly (63). 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).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Austria of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave and the government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services and childcare payments are tax deductible. There is paid parental leave (63). Parents in Austria are able to work flexibly (63). 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).
Feb. 21, 2019, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Australia of at least 14 weeks. Women do receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave and the government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax not deductible. There is paid parental leave (62). Parents in Australia are able to work flexibly (62). 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).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

According to the table, there is paid maternity leave available to women in Armenia of at least 14 weeks. Women do receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave and the government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services, but childcare payments are tax deductible and there is no paid parental leave (62). According to the table, parents in Armenia are able to work flexibly (62). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be...more
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

According to the table, there is no paid maternity leave available to women in Argentina of at least 14 weeks. Women do receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their leave if it is less than 14 weeks and the government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services and childcare payments are tax deductible, however, there is no paid parental leave (61). According to the table, parents in Argentina are not able to work flexibly (61). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial...more
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

According to the table, there is no paid maternity leave available to women in Angola of at least 14 weeks. Women do receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their leave if it is less than 14 weeks and the government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services, however, there is no paid parental leave and childcare payments are not tax deductible (60). According to the table, parents in Angola are able to work flexibly (60). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking...more
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

According to the table, there is paid maternity leave available to women in Algeria of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the first 14 weeks and the government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. Women are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services, however, there is no paid parental leave and childcare payments are not tax deductible (60). According to the table, parents in Algeria cannot work flexibly (60). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit...more
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

According to the table, parents in Albania are not able to work flexibly (59). Working flexibly, or having the ability to work from home or take partial days off for childcare, could be considered a type of childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT). According to the table, there is no paid parental leave in Albania, but there is paid maternity leave of at least 14 weeks available to women. Mothers receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the first 14 weeks and are guaranteed an equivalent position upon their return to work. Payments for childcare are not tax deductible. The govenment in Albania pays 100% of the maternity leave benefits as...more
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

According to the table, paid leave of at least 14 weeks is not available to women (59). According to the table, women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the first 14 weeks or the duration of the leave if it is shorter (59). According to the table, the government pays 0% of maternity leave benefits (59). According to the table, there is no paid parental leave (59). Accordng to the table, parents cannot work flexibly (59). The ability to work flexibly could mean working from home or taking half days for childcare, and is a form of childcare benefit (SLE - CODER COMMENT). According to the table, the...more
Feb. 14, 2019, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Couples and individuals were able to access contraception and skilled health attendance during pregnancy and childbirth, which the government provided free of charge in government-run hospitals together with free essential obstetric and postpartum care" (para 57).
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Although the law grants women the right to three years of maternity leave with assurance of a job upon return, employers often circumvented employment protections by using short-term contracts, then refusing to renew a woman’s contract when she became pregnant" (47).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Sweden increased the allocation of parental leave for mothers and fathers from 60 to 90 days" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"South Africa increased the percentage of wages received during maternity leave from 60% to 66%" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"The Slovak Republic increased the percentage of wages received during maternity leave from 65% to 75%" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Rwanda increased the percentage of wages received during maternity leave from 60% to 100%. Additionally, the employer and government now share the cost of maternity benefits, whereas previously the employer was solely responsible" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Paraguay increased the length of paid maternity leave from 63 to 98 days and the percentage of wages received during maternity leave from 50% to 75%" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"New Zealand replaced maternity leave with parental leave and increased it from 112 to 126 days" (p. 39).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Mauritius increased the length of maternity leave from 84 to 98 days" (p. 39).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Luxembourg increased the percentage of wages received during parental leave from 77% to 100%" (p. 39).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Liberia increased the length of paid maternity leave from 90 to 98 days" (39).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Israel increased the length of paid maternity leave from 98 to 105 days, and now allows the mother to transfer one week of maternity leave to the father" (p. 38).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Iraq increased the length of paid maternity leave from 72 to 98 days" (38).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"India increased the length of paid maternity leave from 84 to 182 days" (p. 38).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"El Salvador increased the length of paid maternity leave from 84 to 112 days" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"The Dominican Republic increased the length of paid maternity leave from 84 to 98 days" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:19 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Colombia increased paid maternity leave from 98 to 126 days" (p. 37).