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Paternity leave is not a statutory requirement in many countries, but it is common for companies to provide two to five days of paid paternal leave at the time of birth. Through its Global Parental Leave Report, Mercer has conducted extensive research into maternity, paternity, adoption and other family leave.
Is your parental leave plan in line with your market?
This year 30% of companies surveyed plan to increase paternity leave benefits, see the details. LEARN MORE
Who are are the top 10 countries providing paternity leave?
Several the top 10 countries do not require companies to provide paid paternity leave, but many firms do so anyway. Do you live in one of these 10 countries? Unites States, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, India, Hong Kong, Argentina, Singapore, Japan, Ireland. READ MORE
What are the attitudes of supplemental leave by country?
Criteria for leave eligibility vary by policy type, country and company. On the whole, the view of family and gender roles is more progressive when defining eligibility for paternity leave. 41% of companies provide part-time employees the same supplementary maternity benefits as their full-time employees. FIND OUT MORE STATS HERE