Maternity at Work

Maternity at Work

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Changes in the labour market over the past several decades, including the increasing participation of women, growing commitment to eliminating discrimination, and falling fertility rates, have made maternity protection ever more important. Maternity provisions exist in the legislation of virtually all countries, but there is considerable scope for improvement. This study provides a comprehensive review of the main legal provisions in maternity protection legislation of 166 countries. It analyses national provisions for maternity leave (duration of leave, cash benefits, source of payment and scope); other types of leave (paternity leave, parental leave and adoption leave); protection from dismissal and discrimination; and health protection for pregnant and nursing workers.A Review of National Legislation : Findings from the ILOa#39;s Conditions of Work and Employment Database Ida A–un, Gloria Pardo Trujillo ... benefits if they have paid sufficient voluntary contributions into the statutory health insurance scheme ( Federal Ministry of Health and ... In Belize, the number of weeks has been increased from 12 to 14; and in the Bahamas, from eight to 13 1 In Uganda, for example, anbsp;...

Title:Maternity at Work
Author:Ida Öun, Gloria Pardo Trujillo
Publisher:International Labour Organization - 2005-01


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