Can working parents take any leave to meet children’s health needs?


This map tells us whether mothers and fathers have access to leave that can be taken to meet children’s health needs.

More information:

  • Leave for children’s health needs includes leave specifically for children’s health needs, as well as discretionary, family needs, and emergency leave which may be used for health needs.
  • Leave for children’s health needs also includes cases where leave is available only for serious illnesses, hospitalization, or urgent health needs.
  • When leave to meet a child’s health needs is only available to women, it was not included. Our map only shows leave available to both men and women to ensure gender equity.