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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 13-36 months
Period:
Area:
27 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Austria66.7%
2 Slovakia65.7%
3 Latvia64.6%
4 Lithuania63.8%
5 Czech Republic58.3%
6 Sweden51.9%
7 Germany35.5%
8 Finland29.9%
9 Poland28.7%
10 France27.9%
11 Norway21.7%
12 Iceland16.9%
13 Japan16.8%
14 Spain13.5%
15 Republic of Korea13.1%
16 Canada13.0%
17 Turkiye12.5%
18 Ireland7.1%
19 Slovenia5.7%
20 Australia5.1%
21 Denmark4.8%
22 Israel4.4%
23 Chile3.9%
23 United Kingdom3.9%
25 Switzerland3.8%
26 Mexico2.4%
27 United States 2.3%

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 = -0.085588 X +6.793
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.029
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -30531.932658 X +53337.597
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.276
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.076

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -5.035413 X +81.716
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.399
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.159

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.267212 X +1.667
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.173
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.030

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 9.423177 X +10.816
Correlation coefficient (r)0.371
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.138