Es­to­nia

Metro Canada (Vancouver) - - LIFE -

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.

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