Global Parental Leave

2018 Survey - Now Open for Participation!

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Covering maternity, paternity, and adoption leave policies, and related return to work and support arrangements

This survey focuses on leave benefits provided to parents around the world. It collects information related to whether companies are providing the statutory minimums or going above and beyond to provide additional time off and/or pay to their employees, as well as information on support programs offered to help an employee prepare for an extended leave and then transition smoothly when they return from leave. The results will include the statutory leave requirements for each market, along with market data from the survey.

Over the past few years, parental leave policies have experienced a shift as companies and governments have made adjustments to address changing demographics and societal norms, as well as the need to find ways, beyond compensation, to attract and retain skilled workers.

How much paid time-off do employees receive for maternity, paternity, adoption, and other family leave in different countries?

Mercer’s NEW global report covers maternity, paternity, and adoption leave policies, and related return to work and support arrangements. With over 1,500 companies providing data for their operations, the results will help you evaluate paid time-off practices for parents in nearly 50 key countries around the world. Ensure you have the most up-to-date information on how companies are addressing this globally hot topic!

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Geographic Coverage
  • 50+ markets
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Topics Covered
  • Benefits for parents
  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Parental leave
  • Adoption leave
Data Included
  • Amount leave time and pay provided in excess of statutory requirements
  • Prevalence of benefits coverage for fertility treatments
  • Childcare assistance options
  • Prevalence of global parental leave policies
  • Support programs offered and assistance provided to employees

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2016 Results Price
Global Report USD 3,000
Regional Reports USD 1,500 each
Country Reports USD 500 each

2018 Results Price
Global Report (Non-Participant) USD 5,000
Global Report (Participant) USD 3,000
Regional Reports USD 1,800 each
Single Market PDF USD 750 each

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  • Questionnaire Distributed: May 2018
  • Report Available: September 2018

Markets Covered

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica (2016 only)
  • Ecuador*
  • Mexico
  • Panama (2016 only)
  • United States
  • Australia
  • China (2016 only)
  • China-Beijing*
  • China-Shanghai*
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan*
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Austria*
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria*
  • Croatia*
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Finland*
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kenya*
  • Luxembourg**
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar*
  • Romania*
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia*
  • Slovakia*
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
* New market included in 2018 survey; availability of data will be dependent on survey participation
**Luxembourg is not available to purchase as a 2016 country report.
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  • Sub Title2018 Survey - Now Open for Participation!
  • Short DescriptionPaid time–off data for parents in 50+ markets.