In Mongolia, women are entitled to 120 days of maternity leave (60 days before the birth and 60 days after the birth). Their leave is covered by the Mongolian Social Insurance system. There is no equivalent paternity leave policy. However, women and single fathers my receive an additional "Baby Care Leave" period, which is optional and at the discretion of the employer. It should be noted that many Mongolian women live in rural and remote areas, and many live nomadic lives, and in such cases, they may not be entitled to take off such time for maternity leave. Their time "off" may be more informally decided upon amongst themselves and their family members.