Paid maternity, paternity and parental leave, in weeks
Longer paid leaves for mothers than fathers are common around the world. The U.S. alone among wealthy nations guarantees no paid leave for parents, although most federal workers will soon get 12 weeks regardless of their gender.
*Includes weeks of maternity leave, plus weeks of shared parental leave not reserved for fathers. Mothers typically use most or all of the shared parental leave available to them.