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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:
27 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Slovenia69.9%
2 Iceland62.1%
3 Canada60.0%
4 Norway54.9%
5 Poland45.0%
6 Denmark44.6%
7 Germany42.0%
8 United Kingdom40.1%
9 Chile37.1%
10 Spain36.9%
11 Sweden35.9%
12 Finland35.8%
13 Turkey33.6%
14 Japan31.8%
15 Israel29.1%
16 Republic of Korea28.7%
17 Ireland28.5%
18 France28.3%
19 Australia27.8%
20 Latvia 22.8%
21 Mexico19.0%
22 Switzerland18.1%
23 United States13.1%
24 Lithuania12.6%
25 Austria7.8%
26 Slovakia4.6%
27 Czech Republic4.1%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany.

No data for 10 countries.

Source
ISSP 2012

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.646440 X +6.570
Correlation coefficient (r)0.165
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.027

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 27541.623831 X +32899.671
Correlation coefficient (r)0.213
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.045

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 6.153896 X +78.674
Correlation coefficient (r)0.381
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.145

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.142591 X +1.735
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.068
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.005

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -3.468049 X +12.767
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.135
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.018