Despite a declining birthrate, recent amendments have enabled more parents than ever to spend valuable time with their children.
The News Lens
By: If Lin
A growing number of new parents in Taiwan are taking time off from work to personally care for their children during those precious early years. Taiwanese law is permissive of this trend: since 2002, it has stipulated that employees can apply for up to two years of parental leave before their child turns three years old.
This legislation has now been in place for over 15 years, but how many parents are taking advantage of it? We decided to find out.
When considering the numerous revisions to the law over the past 15 years, we can see that the legal restrictions on applications have been gradually relaxed. The law was amended to include employees at smaller businesses in 2008, and to reduce the minimum time of employment required before applying in 2014. [FULL STORY]