This map tells us the highest level of wage replacement available during paid leave for mothers.
- Paid leave for mothers includes both paid maternity leave, which is leave reserved for mothers of infants, and paid parental leave, which is leave for either parent of an infant, that can be taken by women.
- In cases where wage-replacement rates vary during leave, the maximum rate shows the highest level of wage replacement available over the course of the leave.
- A flat rate means all mothers receive the same amount while taking paid leave, regardless of previous salary. One country, China, uses an adjusted flat rate. The flat rate is set at the level of the average wage of the company.