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Question: Consider a couple who both work full-time and now have a new born child. One of them stops working for some time to care for their child. Do you think there should be paid leave available and, if so, for how long?
Choices: "Yes, (write number) months" "No, there should be no paid leave"
Data: % of those who write 1-6 months
Period:
Area:
27 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Israel62.9%
2 United States62.4%
3 Switzerland61.6%
4 Chile55.3%
5 Republic of Korea51.5%
6 Mexico45.8%
6 Turkey45.8%
8 United Kingdom41.9%
9 Japan39.3%
10 Australia35.1%
11 Spain34.6%
12 Denmark33.5%
13 Ireland32.3%
14 France27.2%
15 Canada24.4%
16 Finland19.2%
17 Poland18.0%
18 Iceland15.4%
19 Germany14.8%
20 Norway11.6%
21 Slovenia9.7%
22 Latvia 5.8%
23 Sweden5.3%
24 Austria3.0%
25 Lithuania2.3%
26 Czech Republic1.2%
26 Slovakia1.2%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany.

No data for 10 countries.

Source
ISSP 2012

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.281260 X +6.859
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.086
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.007

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 14192.001664 X +37816.469
Correlation coefficient (r)0.131
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.017

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 2.990303 X +79.824
Correlation coefficient (r)0.221
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.049

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.501622 X +1.548
Correlation coefficient (r)0.286
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.082

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -6.705288 X +13.535
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.311
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.097