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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Can I move overseas?

I've been reading a lot of articles lately that talk about how much better work conditions are for working mothers in other countries. This is what I learned from Redbook magazine yesterday:

Top 3 best places for working moms
Bulgaria - Moms get 45 days paid leave prior to their due date. They can take two years of paid leave per child. AND pregnant women and moms with young kids are protected from working overtime.

Sweden - All working parents get 18 months of mostly paid parental leave. Non-working mothers are entitled to compensation as well.

Germany - If a new mom opts out of work for a year to care for her child, she receives 67 percent of her net salary.

According to Redbook, American women don't have most of the basic protections that women in the rest of the world have. There were 177 countries surveyed and this is what was discovered:

169 offer paid maternity leave

145 guarantee paid sick days

137 mandate paid vacation

107 allow breast-feeding breaks

66 give dads paid paternity leave

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