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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 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 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 data27
Regression equation
Y = 3851.748068 X +41576.457
Correlation coefficient (r)0.061
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.004

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 3.568757 X +79.294
Correlation coefficient (r)0.266
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.071

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.652755 X +1.537
Correlation coefficient (r)0.368
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.135

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