Monday, June 8, 2009

Parental leave: U.S. vs. world

This chart is based on Sakiko Tanaka’s 2005 article “Parental leave and child health across OECD countries” ([p F7-F28] Economic Journal Volume 115 Issue 501), by way of Matthew Yglesias.

Don't worry about the details, if they are difficult to read. Here's what you should take away: All of the countries on this map offer at least 14 weeks of parental leave, with one exception: the United States of America, the world's richest nation.

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