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10 of the best countries to work in

By: Bryan Nelson on Dec. 9, 2011, 8:50 a.m.
An aerial view of Sofia, Bulgaria's capital

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There are few nations in the world that make it easier for workers to raise a family than Bulgaria. Bulgarians are given up to 410 days of paid maternity leave at 90 percent of the mother's salary, 45 days of which must be taken prior to the birth of the child. Parents are also eligible for a second year of paid parental leave at a minimum salary. Even better, both the father and the grandparents can take the second year of maternity leave in place of the mother, if necessary.