Does the law require cash maternity benefits to be at least two-thirds of a worker's former wage?

  • 67% or more
  • Less than 67%
  • Flat rate benefit
  • Unpaid leave
  • No Data

This map reflects policies as of 1 January 2022 in 135 countries covered by the Index. The maps are based on the Labour Rights Index 2022, produced by the WageIndicator Foundation and the Centre for Labour Research (WageIndicator Labour Law office).

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  • 118 countries provide two third or more of the salary during maternity leave.
  • 10 countries stipulate less than two-third of the salary during maternity leave.
  • 6 countries require a flat rate benefit during maternity leave.
  • 1 country has an unpaid maternity leave.