Essays on Paid Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave Case Study

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The paper “ Paid Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave” is a convincing variant of the case study on finance & accounting. Giving successful birth to a child is considered as a sign of successful marriage in many parts of the world (Country of Publication, 2005). Maternity is a state of being a mother. Its time starts when a girl becomes pregnant and carries a fetus in her uterus. Maternity can also be related to the feelings of a mother when she starts conceiving a child in her womb. Maternity also relates to a social and legal acknowledgment of the parental relationship between a mother and a child.

A maternal bond is a relationship usually occurs between child and mother during pregnancy (Family Health Care, 2007). Maternity leave is a leave taken by the mother in order to reproduce a child and after birth for child growth and self-recovery. Financial pressure makes women join their job soon after their delivery. Paid maternity is something that relates to financial support for mother and baby during hard days of delivery. Parental leave is an employee benefit for the growth of a child (Family Health Care, 2007). It provides paid or unpaid time off to all employees in order to take care of their child during and after pregnancy.

This leave is also concern with the arrangement made for the child’ s future. In a number of western countries, parental leave is available for those employees who have worked with a certain employer's number of years. Paid maternity and leave makes employee comfortable and enables him to work without any worries. Sweden is a country that provides generous parental leave.

In Sweden, all employees are entitled to about 18 months of paid leave for the growth of their child. The cost during this period being shared between employer and state (Paediatrica, 2003). Bulgaria has even more generous parental acts, in Bulgaria, single mothers and pregnant women’ s cannot be fired and they offer 2 years paid leave and one-year additional unpaid leave, 3 months for the father on the birth of the child, however, paid leave is offer to only one parent at a time, nowadays there is an extreme push to increase paid maternity leave in the United States.

Paternity is acknowledged refers to father and child relationship (Health and Development, 2001).

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