Why Dads Take Parental Leave

Why dads take parental leave2016 | Fact sheet about the parental insurance systems in the Nordic countries.

Nordic dads take more parental leave than the international average. Yet the rates vary across the Nordic countries and despite many advances in gender equality, mothers continue to spend more time with their children than fathers do. This factsheet from NIKK explains what the parental insurance system looks like in the Nordic countries and how its design affects fathers’ use of it.


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