It’s Mat Leave Monday! Over the course of almost a year I have researched maternity leave in 13 countries and 1 Canadian province. I have learned a lot about maternity leave and how it works. Today I am going to summarize all that I have learned about maternity leave in one handy little blog post.
Here is my brief rundown of each country and province, in alphabetical order:
Note – This past May the government announced plans to introduce paid maternity leave in January of 2011.
Note – California and New Jersey offer government paid maternity leave, and movements are active in other states to introduce similar initiatives.
This will be the last tour around the world of international maternity leave. Looking at this list it feels like quite the accomplishment, though, I must say. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have.
PS – There’s still lots of time left to sign up for the Carnival of Maternity Leave. I am hard at work sewing a fabulous baby blanket at this very moment, which will be part of the prize pack for one lucky participant. Also there will be chocolate. So please, if you have any thoughts about maternity leave consider writing a post for the carnival, or submitting a guest post to me. You don’t have to be on maternity leave, or to have even ever had a baby. As long as you have something to say I’d love to have you!