Which Country Grants the Longest Paternity Leave?

Paid Paternity Leave (weeks), 2013
Labour | December 2, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 24 countries in 2013, South Korea ranked the highest in Paid Paternity Leave with 52.6 weeks followed by Japan and Luxembourg. On the other end of the scale was Netherlands with 0.300 weeks, Greece with 0.400 weeks and Hungary with 1.00 weeks.

Average Paid Paternity Leave reached 8.80 weeks in 2013 in the World. This is 0 % the same as in the previous year and 50.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Paid Paternity Leave reached an all time high of 8.80 weeks in 2013 and an all time low of 0.000 weeks in 1970.

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

Paid Paternity Leave Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Austria weeks 26.0 13.0 13.0 8.70 8.70
Belgium weeks 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0
Finland weeks 7.00 7.00 7.00 9.00 9.00
Germany weeks 8.70 8.70 8.70 8.70 8.70
Iceland weeks 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Italy weeks 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3
Japan weeks ... ... ... 52.0 52.0
Luxembourg weeks 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.4
Norway weeks 6.00 6.00 10.0 10.0 12.0
Poland weeks ... ... ... 1.00 1.00
Portugal weeks 4.00 4.00 21.3 21.3 21.3
Slovenia weeks ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
South Korea weeks ... 52.0 52.0 52.0 52.0
Spain weeks 2.10 2.10 2.10 2.10 2.10
Sweden weeks 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0