Maternity and Paternity at work

Where do mothers get more leave?

Maternity leave duration per country (in days) - Mouse over the chart to see the values

Source: ILO
This information refers to the legal provisions on maternity leave –whether paid or unpaid - for singleton and uncomplicated childbirths as provided for by legislation at the national level for private sector workers. It does not cover the numerous provisions or exceptions that the law usually sets out for specific sectors, categories of workers or circumstances, such as for multiple births, illnesses and complications, single mothers or number of births, among others. For comparative purposes, duration in weeks and months as expressed in the national legislation has been converted into days, based on a seven-day week and a 30-day month. For more information, see Appendix II of "Maternity and Paternity at work: Law and practice across the world"