The United States is the only one of the 38 OECD countries not to guarantee a right to paid maternity leave. The vast majority of the rest (34) comply with the recommendation of the International Labor Organization (ILO) to offer mothers at least 14 weeks of paid maternity leave around the time of birth. Korea, Mexico, Portugal and Sweden have set different periods.
In the majority of them, replacement income represents more than half of pre-maternity leave income (coverage is 100% in 13 countries).
The most generous country, if the duration of paid leave is combined with the average rate of compensation, is Greece.
In France, the duration of maternity leave for the first and second child is a minimum of 16 weeks. Women receive an average of 96% of previous income.