Global Parental Leave

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Global & Paid Parental Leave Benefit Policy Reports hero image Parental leave policies have experienced a shift in recent years. What many years ago was considered an extra-special benefit for women who had given birth is now a common organizational policy that applies to birth mothers, fathers, and, in some cases, same-sex couples and adoptive parents. Changing demographics and societal norms are making companies reassess this hot topic.

Ensure your policies account for the most up-to-date leave benefits provided to parents with the Global Parental Leave report. With information across 60 countries, analyze statutory minimums as well as support programs offered to help an employee prepare for an extended leave. Motivate your employees and comply with local regulations using the topics covered in this report, such as:

  • Benefits for parents
  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Parental leave
  • Adoption leave
  • Family caregiver leave
  • Statutory requirements
Are you properly addressing this global hot topic?


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 family caregiver leave in different countries?

The 2018 edition of Global Findings will highlight typical practice around the world, including information on additional pay or leave provided when benefit programs exceed the statutory requirements. In addition to the Global Findings edition, reports with country-specific details will be available for select markets around the world. Ensure you have the most up-to-date information on how companies are addressing this globally hot topic!

Product Details

Geographic coverage
  • Global
Topics Covered
  • Global parental leave policies*
  • Benefits for parents
  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Parental leave
  • Adoption leave
  • Family caregiver leave
  • Statutory requirements

*Available in the Global Findings report only.

Data Included
  • Amount of 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

*Available in the Global Findings report only.

Markets Covered

  • Argentina*
  • Brazil*
  • Canada*
  • Chile*
  • Colombia
  • Mexico*
  • Peru
  • United States*
Asia Pacific
  • Australia*
  • China*
  • Hong Kong*
  • India*
  • Indonesia*
  • Japan*
  • Malaysia*
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines*
  • Singapore*
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand*
  • Vietnam
Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • 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*

*Markets available for individual market reports.

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