Maternity Leaves, Definition(s) of

  • A (36)
  • B (19)
  • C (58)
  • D (26)
  • E (34)
  • F (43)
  • G (20)
  • H (19)
  • I (27)
  • J (11)
  • K (1)
  • L (16)
  • M (27)
  • N (18)
  • O (18)
  • P (33)
  • Q (5)
  • R (30)
  • S (59)
  • T (16)
  • U (4)
  • V (7)
  • W (39)

Job-protected leaves from employment for employed women at the time they are due to give birth and following childbirth (or adoption in some countries). In some countries the pre-birth leave is compulsory as is a 6-10 week leave following birth. In most countries beneficiaries may combine pre- with post-birth leave.

Glossary Source: 

The Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth & Family Policies. (2002). Mother’s day: More than candy and flowers, working parents need time off. Issue Brief, Spring 2002. Retrieved May 10, 2006, from http://www.childpolicyintl.org/issuebrief/issuebrief5.htm.