Work – Maternity Leave Benefits

Work – Maternity Leave Benefits

Length of maternity leave
Percentage of wages paid in covered period
Provider of coverage

Table 5g. Maternity leave benefits
Last Update: June 2013
Country or area Length of maternity
leave
Percentage of wages paid in covered period (%) Provider of benefit
Afghanistan 90 days 100 Employer
Albania 365 calendar days 80, 50 a Social insurance system
Algeria 14 weeks 100 Social security
Andora 16 weeks 100 Social insurance system
Angola 12 weeks 100 Social security and Employer
Antigua and Barbuda 13 weeks 100, 60 b Social insurance and Employer
Argentina 90 days 100 c Family allowance funds (financed through state and employer contributions)
Armenia 140 days 100 Social insurance
Australia 18 weeks d Social assistance system financed by the State
Austria 16 weeks 100 Statutory health insurance, family burden equalization fund, or employer
Azerbaijan 126 calendar days 100 Social security
Bahamas 12 weeks 100 National Insurance Board (2/3) and Employer (1/3)
Bahrain 45 days 100 Social security
Bangladesh 16 weeks 100 Employer
Barbados 12 weeks 100 National insurance system
Belarus 126 calendar days 100 e State social insurance
Belgium 15 weeks 79.5, 75 f Social security
Belize 14 weeks 100 Social security or Employer (for women who are not entitled to receive benefits from social security)
Benin 14 weeks 100 Social security (1/2) and Employer (1/2)
Bermuda 12 weeks 100 Employer
Bolivia 12 weeks g 75 Social insurance
Bosnia & Herzegovina 1 year 50-100 h
Botswana 12 weeks 50 Employer
Brazil 120 days 100 Social insurance
British Virgin Islands 13 weeks 67 i Social security
Brunei Darussalam 9 weeks j 100 k Employer
Bulgaria 227 days 90 State public insurance (the General Sickness and Maternity Fund)
Burkina Faso 14 weeks 100 Social security (if necessary, the employer adds up to the full wage)
Burundi 12 weeks 100 Employer (50%) and Social security (50%)
Cambodia 90 days 50 Employer
Cameroon 14 weeks 100 National Social Insurance Fund
Canada 17 weeks l 55 m, n Federal and State. Employment Insurance
Cape Verde 60 days 90 o Social security
Central African Republic 14 weeks 50 Social security
Chad 14 weeks 50 Social security
Channel Islands, Guernsey 18 weeks p, q Social insurance and social assistance
Channel Islands, Jersey 18 weeks p, q Social insurance
Chile 18 weeks 100 Social security
China 90 days 100 r Social insurance 
China, Hong Kong SAR 10 weeks 80 Employer
Colombia 14 weeks 100 Social security
Comoros 14 weeks 100 Employer
Congo 15 weeks 100 50% Social security, 50% Employer
Costa Rica 4 months 100 s 50% Social security, 50% Employer
Cote d’Ivoire 14 weeks 100 Social insurance
Croatia 1+ year t 100 u Health Insurance Fund (until  the child reaches the age of 6 months), and the rest is paid from the State Budget
Cuba 18 weeks 100 Social security
Cyprus 18 weeks 75 Social security 
Czech Republic 28 weeks 60 Social security
Democratic Republic of the Congo 14 weeks 67 Employer
Denmark 18 weeks Employer
Djibouti 14 weeks 100 50% Social Protection Body, 50% Employer
Dominica 12 weeks 60 i Social security
Dominican Republic 12 weeks 100 v 50% Social security, 50% Employer
Ecuador 12 weeks 100 75% Social security, 25% Employer
Egypt 90 days 100 Social insurance (75%) and Employer (25%)
El Salvador 12 weeks 75 Employer
Equatorial Guinea 12 weeks 75 Social security
Eritrea 60 days w Employer
Estonia 140 calendar days 100 Social security
Ethiopia 90 days 100 Employer (for up to 45 days)
Fiji 84 days 100