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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 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."
Period:
Area:
31 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Japan 61.8%
2 United Kingdom54.2%
3 Norway52.5%
4 Finland52.4%
5 Australia51.4%
6 Ireland51.0%
7 Iceland49.6%
8 Portugal48.4%
9 Denmark47.5%
10 Republic of Korea46.7%
11 Canada44.4%
12 Slovenia43.3%
13 Chile42.5%
14 Switzerland41.3%
15 Belgium40.9%
16 Netherlands40.2%
17 Austria40.0%
18 France36.9%
19 Lithuania35.0%
20 Germany34.9%
21 Spain33.3%
22 Poland32.7%
23 United States30.4%
24 Sweden28.2%
25 Latvia25.9%
25 Turkiye25.9%
27 Hungary22.4%
28 Israel21.9%
29 Czech Republic21.5%
30 Slovakia20.0%
31 Mexico15.7%

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 = 1.467428 X +6.175
Correlation coefficient (r)0.270
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.073

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 103560.914557 X +5881.626
Correlation coefficient (r)0.470
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.221

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 22.279427 X +71.427
Correlation coefficient (r)0.702
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.493

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = -1.110546 X +2.033
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.389
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.151

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 6.373121 X +8.015
Correlation coefficient (r)0.186
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.035