Parental leave is in the category of family-friendly policies, which are defined by UNICEF as:
“[P]olicies that help to balance and benefit both work and family life that typically provide three types of essential resources needed by parents and caregivers of young children: time, finances and services. Mutual investment by families, businesses and the State in this critical phase of human life lays the foundation for children’s success in school, adults’ success at work, the ability of children and families to exit poverty, and lifelong health.”
“Family-Friendly Policies: Redesigning the Workplace of the Future. A Policy Brief,” UNICEF 2019, p. 1.