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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 7-12 months
Period:
Area:
31 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Slovenia70.1%
2 Iceland64.5%
3 Norway55.8%
4 Canada48.9%
5 Poland48.6%
6 Denmark44.7%
7 Germany42.6%
8 Spain40.8%
9 United Kingdom40.3%
10 Finland38.2%
11 Chile37.2%
12 Sweden36.5%
13 Portugal35.0%
14 Turkiye33.7%
15 Japan 32.0%
16 Ireland31.4%
17 Israel29.5%
18 Republic of Korea29.1%
19 France28.5%
20 Australia27.8%
21 Belgium23.7%
21 Latvia23.7%
23 Mexico21.2%
24 Switzerland19.1%
25 Hungary18.7%
26 Netherlands18.4%
27 Lithuania15.8%
28 United States13.8%
29 Austria9.1%
30 Czech Republic6.3%
30 Slovakia6.3%

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 = 0.499258 X +6.580
Correlation coefficient (r)0.122
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.015

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 29222.946854 X +36384.449
Correlation coefficient (r)0.176
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.031

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 9.489988 X +76.965
Correlation coefficient (r)0.396
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.157

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = -0.112372 X +1.642
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.052
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = -3.048595 X +11.442
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.118
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.014