International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Law | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Maternity Benefits in India: A Comparative Analysis with Selected Countries

Santhiya K | Mahalakshmi S [2]

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to examine and contrast maternity benefits in India with those in Sweden, Norway, Greece, the United Kingdom, and Bulgaria, among other countries. The study examines the history and development of maternity benefit policies in India and the selected countries, as well as the benefits' coverage, duration, and eligibility criteria, as well as their effects on women's health, employment, and gender equality. According to the study, India's maternity benefit policies are more generous than those of some low - and middle - income nations, but less so than those of some high - income nations. Additionally, women who take longer maternity leave are more likely to find work after giving birth. The review features the significance of maternity benefits in advancing orientation equity and ladies' business and accentuates the requirement for additional improvement and extension of maternity benefits in India to uphold ladies and advance orientation equity more readily in the labour force. Overall, this study provides insights and a comparison of maternity benefits in India and other nations that can be used to guide policy decisions and advance gender equality in the workplace.

Keywords: Maternity Benefit, Policy Analysis, Legislations, Comparative Studies

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 2080 - 2086

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