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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 "No, there should be no paid leave"
Period:
Area:
31 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Australia31.8%
2 Netherlands25.9%
3 Ireland25.1%
4 Mexico24.9%
5 Belgium19.4%
6 United States17.9%
7 Denmark17.0%
8 France16.0%
9 Canada14.8%
10 Slovenia14.5%
11 United Kingdom13.7%
12 Japan 11.8%
12 Switzerland11.8%
14 Norway10.4%
15 Austria9.9%
16 Finland9.6%
17 Turkiye7.9%
18 Hungary6.7%
19 Germany6.6%
20 Spain6.1%
21 Republic of Korea5.5%
22 Sweden5.2%
23 Chile3.3%
24 Czech Republic3.2%
24 Latvia3.2%
26 Portugal2.3%
27 Israel2.2%
28 Iceland2.0%
29 Lithuania1.8%
29 Slovakia1.8%
31 Poland1.0%

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 = 1.761606 X +6.550
Correlation coefficient (r)0.227
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.052

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 126332.681085 X +32146.393
Correlation coefficient (r)0.403
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.162

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 7.477224 X +79.196
Correlation coefficient (r)0.165
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.027

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 0.255429 X +1.579
Correlation coefficient (r)0.063
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.004

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = -4.358041 X +10.936
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.089
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.008