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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 Turkey 33.6%
14 Japan31.8%
15 Israel29.1%
16 Republic of Korea28.7%
17 Ireland28.5%
18 France28.3%
19 Australia27.8%
20 Latvia22.8%
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 9 countries.

Source
ISSP 2012

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.635389 X +6.559
Correlation coefficient (r)0.169
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.029

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 9722.040719 X +39514.441
Correlation coefficient (r)0.129
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.017

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 6.561772 X +78.175
Correlation coefficient (r)0.410
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.168

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.058498 X +1.740
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.028
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001

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