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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 Spain34.6%
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 Sweden 5.3%
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 11 countries.

Source
ISSP 2012

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.407116 X +6.890
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.122
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.015

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 15485.017057 X +36819.761
Correlation coefficient (r)0.143
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.020

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 2.971949 X +79.966
Correlation coefficient (r)0.226
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.051

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.501622 X +1.548
Correlation coefficient (r)0.286
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.082

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -8.343309 X +15.415
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.294
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.086