Family & Children

Leave Schemes for Parents

This section provides legal information on parental leave options after the maternity protection period. Depending on the country, parental leave is equally available to mothers and fathers, and is intended to give parents the opportunity to spend time caring for their young children.

Please note that legal documents primarily refer to more far-reaching reforms. Information on minor policy modifications, e.g. changes to benefit rates, may not be found in this collection (compiled in PERFAR until 2016).