The world's richest countries are skimping on parental leave: UNICEF

A mother feeds her child, who is being carried by the father, after last Saturday's earthquake hit Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan province, April 24, 2013. China has poured resources into Sichuan since the magnitude 6.6 quake hit early on Saturday, including 1 billion yuan ($161.9 million) for disaster relief and compensation. But mountainous terrain and poor infrastructure have made reaching victims difficult. The earthquake has left 196 dead, 21 missing and 11,470 injured, according to Xinhua News Agency. Picture taken April 24, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - GM1E94Q11DF01

There is no relationship between a country's wealth and its policies on parental leave. Image: REUTERS/Stringer

Kate Ryan
Writer, Reuters
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