The Parental Leave Benefit Dataset (PLB)
The Parental Leave Benefit dataset (PLB) is a data module of SPIN that establishes indicators on parental leave benefits and related family policy programs. The purpose of PLB is to improve possibilities for systematic, comparative and longitudinal institutional analyses of the causes and consequences of family policy development.
The first published version includes indicators on earnings-related parental leave insurance programs in 18 longstanding OECD-member countries 1950-2010. The aim of planned future releases is to extend the scope of analysis also to new EU-member countries as well as to related parental leave benefits, such as flat-rate childcare leave and lump-sum maternity grants.