Children need parental care and assistance when they are sick, when problems arise in school, and need time with their parents on a regular basis during after school hours or evenings. The majority of children are living in households where all adults work for pay outside the home. As a result, the ability of parents to take leave from work when necessary to support their children as well as their availability in the evenings to their families are all shaped by working conditions. In this section we have mapped out global data documenting policies for the availability of parental leave for children’s health, educational, and other needs, as well as regulations governing rates of pay for night work which affect the likelihood of mandatory night work.
- How many countries allow parents to take time off work to take care of a sick child?
- In your country, can parents take time off work for an issue related to their child’s education?
- Which countries allow parents to take time off work for family needs?
- Which countries allow parents to take time off work at their own discretion?
- How many countries allow parents to leave work for emergency situations?