Sweden -Parental leave functions -June 07, 2013

Numerous sociological studies have shown that Swedish fathers are more involved in raising their children and domestic chores than fathers in other countries. They frequently drop off and pick up their children at school and accompany them to after-school activities. But, when it comes to what is considered the symbol of gender equality, the 16-month parental leave that can be taken by either mothers or fathers, women still take the majority of it, claiming 75%.

English: http://www.thelocal.se/48312/20130607/

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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