Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Newborns, Paid Leave, Science Faculty


Two stories in my Google Reader stream in the last 24 hours:

  1. NPR: Time With A Newborn: Maternity Leave Policies Around The World [Infographic].

  2. And this one is US specific: Children they never had:

    Nearly half of female faculty members in top science departments wish they'd had more children, but didn't because of their careers, while about a quarter of their male counterparts feel the same way, according to a new study.

2 Comments:

  1. gautam said...

    India is not doing too badly:

    The government of India has decided to increase maternity leave for all central government women employees. An additional two years of childcare leave has also been granted.

    The new rules which came into effect on 1st September, increase maternity leave from 135 days to 180 days and provide for an additional two years of paid leave for childcare purposes. The childcare leave can be taken at any time and for any reason (exams, sickness...) during an employee's career, including immediately after maternity leave, without affecting her seniority. The childcare leave is available to women employees with children under the age of 18 and for up to two children only.

  2. Vikram said...

    Mr. (Dr. ?) Gautam, but these new rules are just for central government employees right ? Or do they apply to the private sector too ?