Sweden’s policy for parents may seem sweet, but Estonia’s is downright utopian. Moms get
140 days of maternity leave at
100 per cent of their previous pay (if they weren’t working before, they get minimum wage). Dads get 10 days at the same rate, and then one parent gets to take leave and collect a childcare allowance until their child turns three. It’s also worth 100 per cent of their previous average earnings, up to a generous cap of $4,319 CDN per month.