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More on why for many expats, France is the best place

CNN published an article giving insight into why for expats, France is a paradise (despite domestic problems):

Bindi Dupouy, an Australian living in Paris, and her French husband, just had their first child, a son born in the country. Dupouy, a 28-year-old lawyer, got almost five months paid maternity leave from her company for the birth. She can take another seven months off beyond that — a year total — unpaid, if she wants, with her job guaranteed under French law….One of the reasons France keeps winning the ranking is its world-class health care system, which Dupouy just experienced first-hand……
“They treat expecting mums like treasures here,” Dupouy told CNN from her Paris apartment. “They take really good care of you. The health care system is just amazing.” She said she wouldn’t have gotten the same maternity leave — or care — back home in Australia…

Let the debate continue….

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  1. February 19th, 2010 at 23:46 | #1

    It definitely is seen as a paradise. Good word to use. Especially for Americans. France holds this special kind of mystique in the eyes of Americans.

  2. Frederic
    February 24th, 2010 at 22:39 | #2

    and that’s not all: in fact she mother or the father can stay in “maternity leave” along the child during three years (without been payed but having a guaranty over their job)… and, anyway, the father can get from the state a two weeks hollidays when the baby get born! isn’t it fair ?

    But France is not the most permissive country in Europe for this: by instance, in Romania, the mothers get a two years maternity leave payed by the state.

  1. February 12th, 2010 at 19:07 | #1

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