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Parental leave acquisition rate Japan 1996-2021, by gender

Ratio of employees taking parental leave in Japan from 1996 to 2021, by gender

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Release date

July 2022



Survey time period

1996 to 2021

Special properties

based on survey results

Supplementary notes

Parental leave acquisition rate = among those giving birth, the share of employees who started (or applied for) parental leave in the past year prior to the beginning of the survey on October 1st in the respective year* / number of employees who had a child within the past year prior to the survey. (In case of men, the share of those whose spouse gave birth.)

*1996 to 2010: Within one year until March 31st of the previous year

Figures from the fiscal year 2011 did not include data of the prefectures Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima.

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