We Can’t Look Away From These Photos Of Swedish Dads On Paternity Leave

dad sleeping with toddler in bed

Just a reminder that in the US, there is no federally-mandated paid parental leave. And companies that do offer paid leave typically offer a lot less time to new dads than new moms. Not the case in Sweden.

The Swedes are entitled to 480 combined days of paid parental leave—240 for mom and 240 for dad. For 390 of those days, parents make 80 percent of their salary, while the remaining 90 are paid at a flat rate. Oh, and you have until your child turns 8 to use them.

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