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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 13-36 months
Period:
Area:
27 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Austria66.7%
2 Slovakia65.7%
3 Latvia64.6%
4 Lithuania63.8%
5 Czech Republic58.3%
6 Sweden51.9%
7 Germany35.5%
8 Finland29.9%
9 Poland28.7%
10 France27.9%
11 Norway21.7%
12 Iceland16.9%
13 Japan16.8%
14 Spain13.5%
15 Republic of Korea13.1%
16 Canada13.0%
17 Turkey12.5%
18 Ireland7.1%
19 Slovenia5.7%
20 Australia5.1%
21 Denmark4.8%
22 Israel4.4%
23 Chile 3.9%
23 United Kingdom3.9%
25 Switzerland3.8%
26 Mexico2.4%
27 United States2.3%

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

No data for 11 countries.

Source
ISSP 2012

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.170985 X +6.816
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.057
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -25560.094718 X +47280.424
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.264
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.070

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -4.397862 X +81.853
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.373
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.139

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.315825 X +1.765
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.201
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.040

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 9.423177 X +10.816
Correlation coefficient (r)0.371
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.138