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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 South Africa 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 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 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 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 Turkey 1.00 2015
1 Tanzania 1.00 2015
1 Venezuela 1.00 2015
1 Yemen 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 Oman 1.00 2015
1 Philippines 1.00 2015
1 Sierra Leone 1.00 2015
1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1.00 2015
176 Portugal 0.00 2015
176 Norway 0.00 2015
176 Australia 0.00 2015
176 Suriname 0.00 2015
176 Palau 0.00 2015
176 United States 0.00 2015
176 Tonga 0.00 2015

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