- Created: Monday, 18 September 2017 10:45
- Written by Mary Nolan
At a fathers’ group last month, the subject of shared parental leave came up. In the UK, since 2015, mothers (including adoptive mothers) have been entitled to 12 weeks’ maternity leave with another 40 weeks that the parents can split between them, however they see fit. The Scandinavian countries have especially generous parental leave schemes; interestingly, the most generous of all European countries is Hungary where maternity leave is for 24 weeks with a further 156 weeks that the parents can share at 70% of salary.