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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 Turkiye33.6%
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 States 13.1%
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 11 countries.

Source
ISSP 2012

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.603316 X +6.577
Correlation coefficient (r)0.152
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.023

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 24136.895554 X +38241.306
Correlation coefficient (r)0.164
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.027

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 6.815823 X +78.308
Correlation coefficient (r)0.406
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.165

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.160839 X +1.656
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.078
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.006

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -3.872613 X +14.317
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.115
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.013