Parental Employment Benefits Around the World (Infographic)

The balance between work and family life is already a challenge, but government laws can make it nearly impossible. The U.S. is infamous for the worst maternity leave option, and mothers around the world are often left with no choice but to choose between job and family. Browse this graphic to see what benefits parents receive or are deprived of — all depending on where they raise children.

Parental Employment Benefits Around the World

Parental Employment Benefits Around the World [Infographic] by the team at Citation


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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Alexandra G.
Alexandra G4 years ago

good info, thanks

Corey Brideau
Corey Brideau4 years ago

this is sad with the taxes the world pays to their governments it is all unnecessary mothers should be helped

Arnold B.
arnold B4 years ago

thank you

Janet B.
Janet B4 years ago


Natasha Salgado
Past Member 4 years ago

Some of these are very surprising both good bad.

N. Jane Walker
N. Jane Walker4 years ago

I freelance so I have only Canada's Employment Insurance maternity benefits, which weren't bad. I imagine if you're a long-term employee in a government facility you get better benefits. It depends where you work and how long you've been there.

Fi T.
Past Member 4 years ago

Love our family and mum

Carla van der Meer

Thanks for sharing.

Lisha Velez Rodriguez

Yes, working in an international hotel and seeing the regular guests that visit the hotel a few times a year from Europe, they have told me the benefits in different areas in Europe are far more better, even in some countries they offer free education. Thank you for sharing.