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Descriptor English: Parental Leave
Descriptor Spanish: Permiso Parental
Descriptor Portuguese: Licença Parental
Descriptor French: Congé parental
Entry term(s): Leave, Maternity
Leave, Parental
Leave, Paternity
Maternity Leave
Paternity Leave
Tree number(s): N01.824.417.700.162.500
N04.452.677.800.162.500
SP9.160.020.040
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016524
Scope note: The authorized absence from work of either parent prior to and after the birth of their child. It includes also absence because of the illness of a child or at the time of the adoption of a child. It does not include leave for care of siblings, parents, or other family members: for this FAMILY LEAVE is available.
Annotation: prenatal & postnatal leave, leave for illness of a child or leave for adoption procedures; do not confuse with FAMILY LEAVE: see MeSH definition
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Pregnancy (1978-1990)
Salaries and Fringe Benefits (1981-1990)
Public MeSH Note: 92
History Note: 92
DeCS ID: 29909
Unique ID: D016524
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/02/11
Revision Date: 1994/05/05
Parental Leave - Preferred
Concept UI M0025221
Scope note The authorized absence from work of either parent prior to and after the birth of their child. It includes also absence because of the illness of a child or at the time of the adoption of a child. It does not include leave for care of siblings, parents, or other family members: for this FAMILY LEAVE is available.
Preferred term Parental Leave
Entry term(s) Leave, Parental
Maternity Leave - Narrower
Concept UI M0025222
Preferred term Maternity Leave
Entry term(s) Leave, Maternity
Paternity Leave - Narrower
Concept UI M0025223
Preferred term Paternity Leave
Entry term(s) Leave, Paternity



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