This map tells us whether mothers and fathers have access to leave that can be taken to meet children’s health needs.
- Leave for children’s health needs includes leave specifically for children’s health needs, as well as discretionary, family needs, and emergency leave which may be used for health needs.
- Leave for children’s health needs also includes cases where leave is available only for serious illnesses, hospitalization, or urgent health needs.
- When leave to meet a child’s health needs is only available to women, it was not included. Our map only shows leave available to both men and women to ensure gender equity.