To the editor: After World War II, all the countries of Europe went socialistic. They decided their governments would practice socialism versus capitalism.
That being said, it is common practice for people under socialism—democratic socialism—to take a whole year off with full pay if a woman bears a child. The woman can take off a whole year with pay, and in some countries, the father can do the same.
Likewise, unemployment insurance is full pay for whatever time it takes to find another job.