We’ll have what they’re having, thanks!
It’s clear Scandinavian countries are doing something right, taking out four of the top five rankings overall. According to data from the 36-member OECD, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland all rank well for maternity leave based on the total amount of paid time off for new moms and dads.
While it isn’t accounted for in the rankings, some Scandinavian countries provide additional bonuses. For instance, new parents in Finland receive a maternity kit from the government that includes all the clothes and supplies they need to welcome and look after their new addition to the family. Talk about a baby bonus!
Scandinavian countries also tend to report the smallest disparity between men and women when it comes to unpaid household chores.