Worldwide Maternity Leave Benefits, 2006-2007

Region Unpaid Full pay for less than
14 weeks
Less than two-thirds
pay for a minimum
of 14 weeks
At least two-thirds but
less than 100%
for 14 weeks
Full pay for 14 weeks
or more
Industrialized countries United States Iceland, Malta Australia* ,Canada, Japan Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain
Central and Eastern Europe   Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Turkey Hungary, Slovakia Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Romania Belarus, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Ukraine
Asia Papua New Guinea Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand   Mongolia Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam
Latin America   Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay     Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Panama, Venezuela
Caribbean   Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago   Belize  
Middle East   Afghanistan, Bahrain, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Yemen      
Africa Lesotho, Swaziland Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea- Bissau, Kenya, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Seychelles, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Niger, Somalia, South Africa Côte d'Ivoire Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, Togo

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