Law mandates paid or unpaid maternity leave (1=yes; 0=no) - Country Ranking

Definition: Law mandates paid or unpaid maternity leave is whether there is a law mandating paid or unpaid maternity leave available only to the mother. Provisions for circumstantial leave by which an employee is entitled to a certain number of days of paid leave (usually fewer than five days) upon the birth of a child are considered paternity leave; even if the law is gender-neutral, such leave is not considered maternity leave if the law covers maternity leave elsewhere.

Source: World Bank: Women, Business and the Law.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Sierra Leone 1.00 2015
1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1.00 2015
1 Bahrain 1.00 2015
1 Botswana 1.00 2015
1 Czech Republic 1.00 2015
1 Ghana 1.00 2015
1 Nigeria 1.00 2015
1 San Marino 1.00 2015
1 Angola 1.00 2015
1 Antigua and Barbuda 1.00 2015
1 Burkina Faso 1.00 2015
1 Bhutan 1.00 2015
1 Cabo Verde 1.00 2015
1 Dominica 1.00 2015
1 Dominican Republic 1.00 2015
1 France 1.00 2015
1 Indonesia 1.00 2015
1 Ireland 1.00 2015
1 Iceland 1.00 2015
1 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.00 2015
1 Latvia 1.00 2015
1 Montenegro 1.00 2015
1 Papua New Guinea 1.00 2015
1 Sweden 1.00 2015
1 Uzbekistan 1.00 2015
1 Argentina 1.00 2015
1 Belarus 1.00 2015
1 Ecuador 1.00 2015
1 Ethiopia 1.00 2015
1 Croatia 1.00 2015
1 Malta 1.00 2015
1 Nepal 1.00 2015
1 Trinidad and Tobago 1.00 2015
1 Uganda 1.00 2015
1 United Arab Emirates 1.00 2015
1 Bangladesh 1.00 2015
1 Canada 1.00 2015
1 Cyprus 1.00 2015
1 Algeria 1.00 2015
1 Finland 1.00 2015
1 United Kingdom 1.00 2015
1 Guinea-Bissau 1.00 2015
1 Grenada 1.00 2015
1 Iraq 1.00 2015
1 Jamaica 1.00 2015
1 Mauritius 1.00 2015
1 Malawi 1.00 2015
1 Pakistan 1.00 2015
1 São Tomé and Principe 1.00 2015
1 Seychelles 1.00 2015
1 Syrian Arab Republic 1.00 2015
1 Tajikistan 1.00 2015
1 Tunisia 1.00 2015
1 Zimbabwe 1.00 2015
1 Côte d'Ivoire 1.00 2015
1 Congo 1.00 2015
1 Jordan 1.00 2015
1 Lebanon 1.00 2015
1 Lithuania 1.00 2015
1 Myanmar 1.00 2015
1 Niger 1.00 2015
1 Puerto Rico 1.00 2015
1 Serbia 1.00 2015
1 Bolivia 1.00 2015
1 Chile 1.00 2015
1 Hungary 1.00 2015
1 Iran 1.00 2015
1 Moldova 1.00 2015
1 Paraguay 1.00 2015
1 The Bahamas 1.00 2015
1 Barbados 1.00 2015
1 Central African Republic 1.00 2015
1 Djibouti 1.00 2015
1 Spain 1.00 2015
1 Japan 1.00 2015
1 Liberia 1.00 2015
1 Lesotho 1.00 2015
1 Mozambique 1.00 2015
1 Mauritania 1.00 2015
1 Romania 1.00 2015
1 Thailand 1.00 2015
1 Burundi 1.00 2015
1 Cameroon 1.00 2015
1 Fiji 1.00 2015
1 Israel 1.00 2015
1 Italy 1.00 2015
1 Lao PDR 1.00 2015
1 Samoa 1.00 2015
1 Zambia 1.00 2015
1 Comoros 1.00 2015
1 The Gambia 1.00 2015
1 Sri Lanka 1.00 2015
1 Qatar 1.00 2015
1 Rwanda 1.00 2015
1 Singapore 1.00 2015
1 Swaziland 1.00 2015
1 Chad 1.00 2015
1 Bulgaria 1.00 2015
1 Equatorial Guinea 1.00 2015
1 Greece 1.00 2015
1 India 1.00 2015
1 Mexico 1.00 2015
1 Afghanistan 1.00 2015
1 Benin 1.00 2015
1 Brazil 1.00 2015
1 China 1.00 2015
1 Colombia 1.00 2015
1 Denmark 1.00 2015
1 Egypt 1.00 2015
1 Guatemala 1.00 2015
1 Hong Kong SAR, China 1.00 2015
1 Kenya 1.00 2015
1 Kyrgyz Republic 1.00 2015
1 Nicaragua 1.00 2015
1 Slovak Republic 1.00 2015
1 Ukraine 1.00 2015
1 Vietnam 1.00 2015
1 Vanuatu 1.00 2015
1 Georgia 1.00 2015
1 St. Lucia 1.00 2015
1 Morocco 1.00 2015
1 Madagascar 1.00 2015
1 Macedonia 1.00 2015
1 New Zealand 1.00 2015
1 Panama 1.00 2015
1 Peru 1.00 2015
1 Poland 1.00 2015
1 Saudi Arabia 1.00 2015
1 Sudan 1.00 2015
1 South Africa 1.00 2015
1 Albania 1.00 2015
1 Austria 1.00 2015
1 Honduras 1.00 2015
1 Kazakhstan 1.00 2015
1 Cambodia 1.00 2015
1 Luxembourg 1.00 2015
1 Malaysia 1.00 2015
1 Senegal 1.00 2015
1 El Salvador 1.00 2015
1 Eritrea 1.00 2015
1 Estonia 1.00 2015
1 Gabon 1.00 2015
1 Guyana 1.00 2015
1 Haiti 1.00 2015
1 Korea 1.00 2015
1 Kuwait 1.00 2015
1 Namibia 1.00 2015
1 Russia 1.00 2015
1 Solomon Islands 1.00 2015
1 Togo 1.00 2015
1 Timor-Leste 1.00 2015
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.00 2015
1 Switzerland 1.00 2015
1 Dem. Rep. Congo 1.00 2015
1 Mali 1.00 2015
1 Slovenia 1.00 2015
1 Uruguay 1.00 2015
1 Armenia 1.00 2015
1 Azerbaijan 1.00 2015
1 Belgium 1.00 2015
1 Belize 1.00 2015
1 Brunei 1.00 2015
1 Costa Rica 1.00 2015
1 Germany 1.00 2015
1 Guinea 1.00 2015
1 Kiribati 1.00 2015
1 Libya 1.00 2015
1 Mongolia 1.00 2015
1 Netherlands 1.00 2015
1 Turkey 1.00 2015
1 Tanzania 1.00 2015
1 Venezuela 1.00 2015
1 Yemen 1.00 2015
1 Oman 1.00 2015
1 Philippines 1.00 2015
176 Portugal 0.00 2015
176 Australia 0.00 2015
176 Norway 0.00 2015
176 United States 0.00 2015
176 Tonga 0.00 2015
176 Palau 0.00 2015
176 Suriname 0.00 2015

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