UK among least family-friendly countries in OECD, survey finds

League table compiled based on parental leave and childcare levels puts UK in bottom third

The UK is among the least family-friendly of the world’s richest countries, according to a Unicef assessment of policies on child care and parental leave.

While Estonia offers women 85 weeks’ maternity leave at full pay after having a baby, the UK comes out as one of the meanest of the 41 countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD), placing 31st with an offer of six weeks at 90% of pay and 33 weeks at a lower rate – equivalent to 12 weeks of full pay, according to the data.

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Source: theguardian
UK among least family-friendly countries in OECD, survey finds