Maternity and Paternity at work: Law and practice across the world

Where do fathers get more leave?

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

Source: ILO 2014
Paternity leave defined as a leave period – paid or unpaid- reserved for fathers in relation to childbirth or leave that can be used exclusively by fathers as paternity leave. It does not include parental leave provisions that can be used by the father or mother or parts of maternity leave entitlements that the mother can transfer to the father. It includes “special leave” provisions in addition to annual leave that may be used by fathers at the time of birth, but which are not strictly “paternity leave”. This indicator does not specify whether the leave period is paid, the level of cash benefits or their duration over the statutory paternity leave period. For more information see Appendix IV of "Maternity and Paternity at work: Law and practice across the world"