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Employment Adjustment Subsidies

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posted on 2023-11-06, 21:18 authored by Mary DalyMary Daly, Sunwoo RyuSunwoo Ryu, Ertugrul PolatErtugrul Polat
A new subsidy for parental leave takers was provided as part of the Employment Adjustment Subsidies (雇用調整助成) to allow people to take time off from work to care for children during the closure of ECEC settings or schools. Employers were required to apply for this subsidy on behalf of their eligible employees

History

Country

Japan

Policy Area

Parental leave

Measure

Paid parental leave

Eligibility

Employed (both full-time and non-regular) or self-employed individuals who had to care for their children and were not able to work due to the closure of ECEC settings or schools

Type

Cash (social insurance)

Start / Announced Date

01/03/2020

End Date

Mar-21

Amount

Between 27/02/2020 and 31/03/2020: 100% of wage up to ¥8,330 per day for employed individuals or ¥4,100 per day for self-employed individuals From 01/04/2020 onwards: 100% of wage up to ¥15,000 per day for employed individuals or ¥7,500 per day for self-employed individuals

Total Cost

N/A

Recipients

Parents

Route to the child

Indirect

Sources

Nakazato, H., Nishimura, J. and Takezawa, J. (2021) ‘Japan country note’, in Koslowski, A., Blum, S., Dobrotić, I., Kaufmann, G. and Moss, P. (eds.) International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2021. Available at: https://www.leavenetwork.org/annual-review-reports/ OECD (2020) Paid sick leave policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis - Version 30 June 2020. Available at: www.oecd.org/employment/COVID19-paid-sick-leave-policy-responses.xlsx

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