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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 1-6 months
Period:
Area:
27 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Israel62.9%
2 United States62.4%
3 Switzerland61.6%
4 Chile55.3%
5 Republic of Korea51.5%
6 Mexico45.8%
6 Turkey45.8%
8 United Kingdom41.9%
9 Japan39.3%
10 Australia35.1%
11 Spain 34.6%
12 Denmark33.5%
13 Ireland32.3%
14 France27.2%
15 Canada24.4%
16 Finland19.2%
17 Poland18.0%
18 Iceland15.4%
19 Germany14.8%
20 Norway11.6%
21 Slovenia9.7%
22 Latvia5.8%
23 Sweden5.3%
24 Austria3.0%
25 Lithuania2.3%
26 Czech Republic1.2%
26 Slovakia1.2%

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

No data for 9 countries.

Source
ISSP 2012

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.104368 X +6.795
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.033
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = -2889.504887 X +47016.375
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.043
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.031234 X +0.796
Correlation coefficient (r)0.230
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.053

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.550331 X +1.554
Correlation coefficient (r)0.310
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.096

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -6.705288 X +13.535
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.311
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.097