Why Swedish Men Take So Much Paternity Leave
4 Pages Posted: 21 May 2019
Date Written: July 23, 2014
Close to 90% of Swedish fathers take paternity leave. In 2013, some 340,000 dads took a total of 12 million days’ leave, equivalent to about seven weeks each. Women take even more leave days to spend time with their children, but the gap is shrinking. Why do Swedish dads take so much time off work to raise their children?
Keywords: parental leave, paid leave, family leave, gender, gender equality, sweden
JEL Classification: D63, E24, I14, J16, J22, J38, K38
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