Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 09-11-2009, 03:25 AM
Location: western East Roman Empire
9,384 posts, read 14,338,778 times
Reputation: 10123


In Italy, six months paid leave and the option of another six months without pay but guarantee of job upon return.

At one point, the government was paying (or proposed to pay) €1,000 per child, but I don't recall whether the proposal actually passed or has expired.

I believe in France there is, or was, a program to pay the family increasing amounts for each child, even up to €10,000 for four or five if I remember correctly.

Good point, however, that you need to become a resident and actually have stable full-time employment before becoming eligible for these benefits.

Overall, however, no doubt that the US is becoming an increasingly scary place to live and you do well to sort out your options elsewhere.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 09-11-2009, 12:42 PM
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
17,916 posts, read 24,395,081 times
Reputation: 39038
In Norway, you have a choice of 12 months at 80% pay or 8 months at 100% pay. This can be taken by either the mother or the father. The spouse who opts out of leave is obligated to take one month at 100% pay.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2009, 03:20 PM
Location: Georgia, United States
5 posts, read 10,862 times
Reputation: 10
Great points all around, thank you for the input. We are primarily looking at English speaking countries. And I have been looking into what I would need to be able to counsel in several other countries(UK especially), and it does not seem to be an issue. My husband would most likely be a student at the time and that also seems to be reasonable price wise. He's very open to several different career possibilities as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2009, 12:52 PM
24 posts, read 84,068 times
Reputation: 20
Default Nursery costs in the UK


Just to give you an idea about the nursery costs here in the UK. On a full-time basis (5 days a week, 8-5:30) it costs some 700 GB pounds. This is about 1,100 USD according to xe.com.

You need one very good source of income if you want to stay at home and look after your little one. We are both working professionals with full-time jobs, but even for us it is quite expensive.

Nice areas here also come with a price tag, and I'm sure that's what you want for your baby.

Hope this helps. All the best!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2009, 12:58 PM
24 posts, read 84,068 times
Reputation: 20
Default Maternity benefits - UK

And a further update (sorry, should have included this in my previous post). Just checked with my wife and she had 3 months at full pay (she was with a very caring company at the time) followed by a period of statutory maternity pay, which was something like 400 GB pounds per month. She returned to work in about 7 months. However, this was a few years back, the system may have changed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2010, 07:58 PM
1 posts, read 1,142 times
Reputation: 10
Status of Maternity Protection by Country (from WABA - The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top