Swe­den

Metro Canada (Halifax) - - LIFE -

There’s a rea­son this Scan­di­na­vian na­tion has a rep­u­ta­tion as a par­ents’ par­adise. It of­fers 480 days of parental leave. For 390 of those days, par­ents get 80 per cent of their pre­vi­ous pay, up to about $4,500 CDN per month. Of the to­tal, 90 days are specif­i­cally re­served for moth­ers and 90 days for fa­thers. They can split the rest as they see fit.

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