Are the world’s richest countries family friendly?

Policy in the OECD and EU


Date of publication:  01 Jan 2019 Author:  Yekaterina Chzhen Anna Gromada Gwyther Rees Publisher:  UNICEF Publication type:  Report / Study / Data

This report is about family policies in 41 high and middle-income countries and findings are presented based on four key indicators: the duration of paid leave available to mothers; the duration of paid leave reserved specifically for fathers; the share of children below the age of three in childcare centres; and the share of children between the age of three and compulsory school age in childcare or preschool centres.

Sweden, Norway and Iceland are the three most family-friendly countries while on the other hand, Cyprus, Greece and Switzerland are at the bottom of the table.


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