Duration, compensation: the new birth leave will concern both the father and the mother

Duration, compensation: the new birth leave will concern both the father and the mother
Duration, compensation: the new birth leave will concern both the father and the mother

The aim of the system is to encourage the revival of the birth rate.

The contours of birth leaveannounced at the start of the year by Emmanuel Macron as part of the “demographic rearmament”, become clearer. Sarah El Haïry, the Minister Delegate for Children, Youth and Families, will bring together unions, employers and associations during a day of consultation planned for Wednesday, May 15.

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What we know about birth leave, which will replace parental leave

This new leave will be accessible in addition to the traditional maternity and paternity leave linked to the birth of a child. It aims to replace parental leave which would appeal to fewer and fewer parents, according to Le Point.

Less long than parental leave, better paid but above all shared between the two parents, the system aims to be more in line with the expectations of society by allowing both a more rapid return of women to their work and by allowing fathers to be more involved during child’s first months. It should come into force in August 2025. The aim is to revive the birth rate in France, including “the rate fell from 2.03 to 1.67 children per woman between 2010 and 2023”remind our colleagues.

Birth leave will last three months for each parent during the child’s first year. He would be compensated up to half of the salary with a ceiling of 1,900 euros per month.

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