Allowances and parental leaves in Italy: an overview for the paediatrician
Key words: Italian Government, Denatality, Maternity Support, Allowances, Parental leaves
Italy is one of the countries in the world with the lowest birth rate. To cope with this phenomenon,
at least partly, the Italian Government has enacted a series of provisions in
the last few years to favour and protect motherhood. The recently introduced facilitations
involve also freelance mothers and fathers as well, who can replace mothers in the
childcare. The paper offers an overview of the most recent provisions of the Italian legislation
concerning allowances in money and leaves for different types of working parents.