Maternity Protection

This section provides information on maternity protection; i.e., on the period before, during, and immediately after childbirth in which mothers take leave from work. It is usually intended to protect the health of the mother and the baby. 

Here you will find standardised information about policy changes in this field over time. It is important to note, however, that our focus is on more far-reaching reforms. Information on smaller policy modifications, such as slight changes to benefit rates, may not be found in this collection.


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