The COVID-19 pandemic, poverty, and various humanitarian crises worldwide have exacerbated the problem.
Israel's Taub Center study finds that higher-paid, better-educated mothers return to work much faster than those who earn less
The Israel Midwives Association, which has 1,400 members, has marked October as Miscarriage Awareness Month.
There are two major advantages to the new paternity leave outline - it will allow for meaningful bonding between father and baby and will work to reduce the gender wage gap.
Women who had been unemployed or on unpaid leave for extended periods of time will now be eligible for maternity benefits for babies born between January 1 and June 30 of this year.
Usually after giving birth, women in Israel are entitled to 15 weeks’ maternity leave, when their regular salaries are paid by Bituach Leumi.
Israel's highest score was for Israeli women's access to education and its lowest was given for female-positive legislation.
The sudden change from going to work and teaching English from third to eighth grade, to taking care of a baby at home, was a serious transition that required adjustment.
Most other countries part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, give fathers eight weeks of paid paternity leave.
In Israel, a very similar picture emerges with regard to the persistence of maternal patterns of care and their problematic impact on mothers’ labor force participation and earnings.