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Question: If both are in a similar work situation and are eligible for paid leave, how should this paid leave period be divided between the mother and the father?
Choices: "The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave." "The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it." "The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period." "The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it." "The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave."
Data: % of "The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period."
Period:
Area:
31 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Sweden70.1%
2 Germany48.8%
3 France48.4%
4 Iceland47.3%
4 Netherlands47.3%
6 Denmark45.9%
7 Finland44.1%
8 Belgium43.9%
9 Norway42.8%
10 Switzerland38.0%
11 United States36.7%
12 Poland33.3%
13 Spain32.9%
14 Mexico31.9%
15 Canada31.0%
16 Republic of Korea30.8%
17 Ireland29.7%
18 Australia27.1%
19 Portugal25.9%
20 Chile23.9%
21 United Kingdom23.4%
22 Austria21.8%
23 Israel20.6%
24 Japan 18.2%
25 Slovenia15.3%
26 Latvia14.2%
27 Turkiye13.7%
28 Lithuania10.3%
29 Hungary9.3%
30 Czech Republic9.0%
31 Slovakia7.5%

Note
Those who do not think that parental leave is necessary/ 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 = 2.309461 X +6.037
Correlation coefficient (r)0.536
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.287

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 90448.725163 X +18212.357
Correlation coefficient (r)0.518
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.268

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 12.351935 X +76.242
Correlation coefficient (r)0.491
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.241

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = -0.079409 X +1.630
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.035
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = -0.717777 X +10.685
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.026
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001