Skip Navigation
NPR News

Time With A Newborn: Maternity Leave Policies Around The World

Aug 8, 2011

Share this

Explore this

Reported by

Sweden and Norway have among the best parental leave in the world — more than a year paid for the mother and father combined. Contrast that with Tunisia, which only gives women 30 days to recover from childbirth. And the U.S. is the only industrialized nation that doesn't mandate that parents of newborns get paid leave. Does this map make you want to move if you're considering having children? See how generous each country is.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit

Missing some content? Check the source: NPR
Copyright(c) 2014, NPR

Visitor comments


NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.