Iranian law: make a baby, get a 3-day off work
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 1
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iranian MPs have approved a proposed bill which grants new dads with a three-day leave.
The proposed bill had aimed a two-week leave for the new dads but it was rejected by the country’s Guardian Council, a constitutional watchdog body, ISNA news agency reported.
Parliament eventually agreed to shorten the leave period to three days, the report added.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over the past years has repeatedly warned about “ageing population” amid concerns over declining birth rate in the country.
In 2014, Ayatollah Khamenei published his 14-point plan to speed up the country’s population growth. According to the World Bank's statistics, the total fertility rate in Iran decreased from 6.9 in 1960 to about 1.7 in 2014.