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The United States v. The World
1. In which country are a set of parents entitled to 480 days of paid leave per child at 80 percent of their salaries?
- The United States
2. Which of these countries doesn’t guarantee some leave with pay to women in connection with childbirth?
- Afghanistan, which has a 26 percent literacy rate and 9 million people living on less than one dollar a day,
- Djibouti, an African nation plagued by civil war and drought that is home to many nomadic herders,
- The Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the poorest nations in the world, or
- The United States.
3. How may of the worlds’ countries offer paternity leave or the right to paid parental leave for fathers?
4. Which country offers new moms 26 days of paid leave at 100 percent of their salary?
- Papua New Guinea
5. Of 196 countries in the world, how many guarantee a minimum number of paid sick days?
6. Which country was named the best country for work-life balance?
- United States
7. In which country do people work the fewest hours?
- Unites States
- C. And they can take time off of work for long continuous periods, for single days or parts of days, until the child reaches eight years.
- D. The Unites States.
- C. Of the 178 countries offering some sort of paid maternity leave, 74 offer a form of paid leave to Dads too. The US isn’t one of them.
- A. The other three join the US as the only countries that offer no paid leave.
- B. Many provide a week or more per year for personal health needs. The US is not among them.
- A. With the lowest child-poverty rate among developed nations, Denmark was ranked number one by the OECD.
- B. People in the Netherlands work 1,378 hours a year, far below the OECD average of 1,739 hours a year.
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