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Maternity Leave Around the World: How Money Are You?

Happy Mother's Day! It's one day that all moms should have off, and not just because it's a Sunday.

One of the things to find out before having a baby is how much leave you'll be granted and how much you'll be paid for that time off. It will vary from company to company, but the differences are extreme when comparing leave policies in different countries. What do you know about maternity leave around the world? Take the quiz!

Maternity Leave Around the World: How Money Are You?

Which two countries don't require employers to offer paid maternity leave?

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Gawjuslayd Gawjuslayd 7 years
I am just happy that I finally scored a 100% on one of the quizzes.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
move to Canada! we get a year per child, and depending on the employer, you can make over 90% of your salary for that year.
tiggy tiggy 7 years
Come to Norway, it's brilliant when it comes to some things! oh, and yes, it is more expensive than NYC, but we earn more as well =)
pearsbeary pearsbeary 7 years
better do some research before actually moving, countries with good benefits are generally taxed like crazy! wow imLissy, where do you work?!
imLissy imLissy 7 years
I'm waiting to have a baby until I'm with my company for 5 years, then I get something like 10 weeks of full paid maternity leave as opposed to 4.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
Norway is more expensive than NYC, so don't be tempted people :)
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
We were just talking about this at my job. One of my co workers came back from visiting family in Norway and she told us that there isn't a lot of choice. It's sacrificed for the ability to have socialized medicine and shorter work week. One phone company, one electric company and things like that.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'm moving to Norway!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
Savy, which states have mandated paid maternity leave for new moms?
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Norway seems like the place to live.
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