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Proposal to raise maternity leave 'unlikely' to boost Malaysia’s fertility rate
 

Proposal to raise maternity leave 'unlikely' to boost Malaysia’s fertility rate

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SINGAPORE The proposal made by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in the 2018 Budget to increase paid maternity leave in the private sector to 90 days from the current 60 is one that is long overdue say experts but it is unlikely to help boost the countrys falling fertility rate.
 
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13 Nov 2017 - General
 
I agree with the comment that you raised - Mark Edmon Tan. Malaysia and the Philippines have the same duration (60 days) of paid maternity leave. It is important to note that the former has a failing fertility rate while the latter has an increasing one despite their common denominator in terms of maternity leave days. Maybe it is not tweaking the duration of maternity leave days but providing incentives (although there are none in the Philippines) for raising a child that will improve Malaysia&...
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Norrashida Abdul Aziz Thank you for sharing this post. Malaysia and the Philippines have the same duration (60 days) of paid maternity leave. It is important to note that the former has a failing fertility rate while the latter has an increasing one despite their common denominator in terms of maternity leave days. Maybe it is not tweaking the duration of maternity leave days but providing incentives (although th...
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