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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."
Period:
Area:
31 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Slovakia72.0%
2 Czech Republic69.0%
3 Hungary67.9%
4 Turkiye60.2%
5 Latvia59.8%
6 Israel56.6%
7 Lithuania54.2%
8 Mexico47.6%
9 Slovenia41.4%
10 Austria37.9%
11 Poland33.6%
12 Spain33.5%
13 Chile33.3%
14 United States32.4%
15 Portugal25.6%
16 Canada24.4%
17 Republic of Korea22.1%
18 United Kingdom22.0%
19 Australia21.3%
20 Japan 19.8%
21 Switzerland19.6%
22 Ireland19.0%
23 Germany15.6%
24 Belgium15.1%
25 France14.4%
26 Netherlands11.9%
27 Denmark5.3%
28 Norway4.5%
29 Finland3.3%
30 Iceland2.9%
31 Sweden1.4%

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 = -1.616835 X +7.233
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.531
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.282

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = -77066.854473 X +69286.791
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.625
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.391

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = -12.858817 X +83.931
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.723
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.523

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 0.375169 X +1.491
Correlation coefficient (r)0.234
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.055

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = -1.419552 X +10.901
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.074
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.005