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Becoming a new parent is one of the most important stages in family. The time when need to reflect not only about yourself, but also about future child. Immediately the question arises of the material well-being: how does the state help in such a special situation? What payments are made by the state? For what period is the leave from work on child care granted? Parental leave is a remuneration to employees available in almost all countries that provides paid time off from work to take care of the child or take measures for the well-being of the child. The terms “parental leave” and “family leave” include maternity, paternity.
Often, the minimum benefits are provided for by law. These laws can change not only within one country, but also depending on the specific company where parents work or the number of employees in it. In addition, maternity leave depends on the cultural characteristics and religious traditions of each individual state.In addition, Paternity leave is usually a short period of leave to care for the child and the mother around the time of childbirth. Parental leave tends to be a longer period of leave to care for the child beyond maternity or paternity leave and is typically available to one or both of the parents.
The United States is at a crossroads in its policies for families and women. Currently, the United States provides basic support for children, fathers, and mothers in the form of unpaid parental leave, child-related tax breaks, and limited public child care. In contrast, the other member states of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) empower families through paid parental leave and comprehensive investments in infants and children.