What they're entitled to

Mothers are entitled to 18 weeks' maternity leave and flat rate payments of 55 per cent of salary. Denmark:

26th March, 2005

Mothers are entitled to 18 weeks' maternity leave and flat rate payments of 55 per cent of salary. Employers top this up to the average wage level in over 60 per cent of cases. An additional 10 weeks of parental leave (available to both parents) is offered with the same benefits. Denmark:

Fathers are entitled to two weeks' paid paternity leave and another two weeks of paid parental leave, available on a ‘use it or lose it' basis.

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