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Parental Leave Policies in 21 Countries: Assessing Generosity and Gender Equality

Rebecca Ray, Janet C. Gornick and John Schmitt

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Abstract: This report examines the parental leave policies in 21 high-income nations and identifies five "best practices" for parental leave policies. The study shows that the U.S. has the least generous leave policies of the 21 countries examined in the report. The states exhibiting the five best practices include Finland, France, Greece, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.

Keywords: parental; leave (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J J1 J16 J18 J3 J33 J38 J8 J88 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23 pages
Date: 2008-09
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