Total Duration of Maternity and Parental Leave

Based on a comparison of 34 countries in 2013, Slovakia ranked the highest in Total Duration of Maternity and Parental Leave with 164 weeks followed by Poland and Czech Republic. On the other end of the scale was USA with 0.000 weeks, Mexico with 12.0 weeks and Switzerland with 14.0 weeks.

Average Total Duration of Maternity and Parental Leave reached 47.9 weeks in 2013 in the World. This is 0.418 % more than in the previous year and 0.835 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Total Duration of Maternity and Parental Leave reached an all time high of 49.9 weeks in 2007 and an all time low of 12.5 weeks in 1970. The average annual growth amounted to 3.17 % since 1970.

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Countries Unit 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Australia weeks                                                       0 0 0 0 18.0    
Austria weeks                                                       146 81.0 81.0 68.0 68.0    
Belgium weeks                                                       28.0 28.0 28.0 28.0 28.0    
Canada weeks                                                       50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0    
Czech Republic weeks                                                       164 112 112 112 112    
Denmark weeks                                                       50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0    
Estonia weeks ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...    
Finland weeks                                                       41.8 41.8 41.8 41.8 41.8    
France weeks                                                       42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0    
Germany weeks                                                       58.0 58.0 58.0 58.0 58.0    
Greece weeks                                                       17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0    
Hungary weeks ... ... ... ... ...                                             110 110 110 110 110    
Iceland weeks                                                       26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0    
Ireland weeks                                                       26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0    
Italy weeks                                                       46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0    
Japan weeks                                                       58.0 58.0 58.0 58.0 58.0    
Luxembourg weeks                                                       42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0    
Mexico weeks                                                       12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0    
Netherlands weeks                                                       16.0 16.0 42.0 42.0 42.0    
New Zealand weeks                                                       14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0    
Norway weeks                                                       39.0 39.0 36.0 36.0 35.0    
Poland weeks                                                       122 122 124 126 126    
Portugal weeks                                                       21.4 21.4 30.1 30.1 30.1    
Russia weeks ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...    
Slovakia weeks                                                       164 164 164 164 164    
Slovenia weeks ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...    
South Africa weeks ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...    
South Korea weeks                                                       58.6 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.0    
Spain weeks                                                       16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0    
Sweden weeks                                                       60.4 60.4 60.0 60.0 60.0    
Switzerland weeks                                                       14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0    
Turkey weeks                                                       16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0    
United Kingdom weeks                                                       39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0    
USA weeks                                                       0 0 0 0 0    
World weeks                                                       49.9 46.2 47.3 47.0 47.5