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Which Country Grants the Longest Paid Maternity Leave?

Paid Maternity Leave (weeks), 2014
Labour | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2014, United Kingdom ranked the highest in Paid Maternity Leave with 52.0 weeks followed by Ireland and Slovakia. On the other end of the scale was Australia with 6.00 weeks, Portugal with 6.40 weeks and Sweden with 8.60 weeks.

Average Paid Maternity Leave reached 17.7 weeks in 2014 in the World. This is 0.283 % less than in the previous year and 6.52 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Paid Maternity Leave reached an all time high of 17.7 weeks in 2013 and an all time low of 11.2 weeks in 1970. The average annual growth amounted to 1.04 % since 1970.

Data for more countries are available at Paid Maternity Leave indicator page.