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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:
31 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States65.8%
2 Switzerland65.1%
3 Israel63.8%
4 Chile55.5%
5 Netherlands52.2%
5 Republic of Korea52.2%
7 Mexico51.2%
8 Portugal50.2%
9 Turkiye45.9%
10 Belgium45.5%
11 United Kingdom42.1%
12 Japan 39.4%
13 Spain38.3%
14 Ireland35.6%
15 Australia35.2%
16 Denmark33.5%
17 France27.4%
18 Canada25.4%
19 Finland20.4%
20 Poland19.4%
21 Hungary18.0%
22 Iceland16.0%
23 Germany14.9%
24 Norway11.8%
25 Slovenia9.7%
26 Latvia6.0%
27 Sweden5.4%
28 Austria3.4%
29 Lithuania2.8%
30 Czech Republic1.9%
31 Slovakia1.7%

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

No data for 7 countries.

Source
ISSP 2012

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = -0.405783 X +6.864
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.130
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.017

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 16620.456189 X +40605.268
Correlation coefficient (r)0.131
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.017

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 3.398623 X +78.952
Correlation coefficient (r)0.186
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.035

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 0.243851 X +1.531
Correlation coefficient (r)0.148
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.022

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = -5.425807 X +12.140
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.275
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.076