Iceland - Paternity leave has positive effects on gender politics - January 31, 2020

The Nordic Gender Effect at Work is one of the Nordic prime ministers’ most important projects for the advancement of gender equality. Gender equality politics have brought increased employment, improved family life and economic growth in the Nordic region. In Iceland, fathers take roughly 30% of the total available leave. Longer periods of leave mean they rely less on the mothers for help, and identify to a lesser degree with traditional male stereotypes.

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