Time With A Newborn: Maternity Leave Policies Around The World Sweden and Norway have among the best parental leave in the world, while Tunisia only gives women 30 days to recover from childbirth. See how the countries stack up in terms of how much time and compensation they give mothers.

Time With A Newborn: Maternity Leave Policies Around The World

Sweden and Norway have among the best parental leave in the world — more than a year paid for the mother and father combined. Contrast that with Tunisia, which only gives women 30 days to recover from childbirth. And the U.S. is the only industrialized nation that doesn't mandate that parents of newborns get paid leave. Does this map make you want to move if you're considering having children? See how generous each country is.