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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 States 62.4%
3 Switzerland61.6%
4 Chile55.3%
5 Republic of Korea51.5%
6 Mexico45.8%
6 Turkiye45.8%
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 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 11 countries.

Source
ISSP 2012

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.465404 X +6.904
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.140
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.020

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 16714.609426 X +41344.634
Correlation coefficient (r)0.136
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.018

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 3.358544 X +79.568
Correlation coefficient (r)0.238
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.057

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.427335 X +1.483
Correlation coefficient (r)0.248
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.062

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