maternity leave

Global push to tackle maternal and newborn deaths has stalled, WHO report finds

The COVID-19 pandemic, poverty, and various humanitarian crises worldwide have exacerbated the problem.


Paid maternity leave in Israel shorter than in other countries

Israel's Taub Center study finds that higher-paid, better-educated mothers return to work much faster than those who earn less

Miscarriages in Israel: Everything you need to know - explainer

The Israel Midwives Association, which has 1,400 members, has marked October as Miscarriage Awareness Month.

Fathers can take equal paternity leave starting next year

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.

Maternity ward illustrative

Finance Ministry, National Insurance solve maternity benefit crisis

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.

pregnant woman

Will coronavirus layoffs cost women their maternity benefits?

Usually after giving birth, women in Israel are entitled to 15 weeks’ maternity leave, when their regular salaries are paid by Bituach Leumi.

Tel Aviv light rail

Israel ranked 31st in gender equality out of 100 countries

Israel's highest score was for Israeli women's access to education and its lowest was given for female-positive legislation.

The writer with daughter Carmel

One mother's determination to keep routine in the age of coronavirus

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.


Netanyahu administration pushes ahead with paid paternity leave bill

Most other countries part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, give fathers eight weeks of paid paternity leave.

How parental-leave policy has failed to bridge gender gaps

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.

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