Paid Maternity Leave Length by Country

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Rank Country Percent of Wages Paid Paid Leave Length
1 Sweden 80 % 420 days
2 United Kingdom 90 % 52 weeks
3 Serbia 100 % 52 weeks
4 Denmark 100 % 52 weeks
5 Croatia 100 % 1 year
6 Canada 42 % 52 weeks
7 Bosnia and Herzegovina 78 % 1 year
8 Albania 65 % 365 days
9 Norway 80 % 46 weeks
10 Macedonia N/A 9 months
11 Slovakia 55 % 28 weeks
12 Czech Republic 60 % 28 weeks
13 Ireland 80 % 26 weeks
14 Hungary 70 % 24 weeks
15 Bulgaria 90 % 135 days
16 Italy 80 % 5 months
17 Russia 100 % 140 days
18 Poland 100 % 20 weeks
19 Estonia 100 % 140 days
20 Portugal 90 % 150 days
21 Romania 85 % 126 days
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Rank Country Percent of Wages Paid Paid Leave Length
22 Ukraine 100 % 126 days
23 Moldova 100 % 126 days
24 Belarus 100 % 126 days
25 Lithuania 100 % 126 days
26 Australia 100 % 18 weeks
27 Greece 50 % 119 days
28 Spain 100 % 16 weeks
29 Netherlands 100 % 16 weeks
30 Luxembourg 100 % 16 weeks
31 Latvia 100 % 112 days
32 France 100 % 16 weeks
33 Austria 100 % 16 weeks
34 Slovenia 100 % 105 days
35 Finland 70 % 105 days
36 Belgium 77 % 15 weeks
37 Switzerland 80 % 14 weeks
38 New Zealand 100 % 14 weeks
39 Malta 100 % 14 weeks
40 Japan 67 % 14 weeks
41 Germany 100 % 14 weeks
42 Iceland 80 % 3 months
43 United States States Vary 12 weeks
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Sources: International Labor Organization
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 11, 2016

Paid Maternity Leave Length by Country

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