We’ll have what they’re having, thanks!
With Scandinavian countries taking out four of the top five rankings overall, it’s clear they’re doing something right. According to data from the OECD, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland all ranked well for maternity leave, which was ranked based on the total amount of paid maternity and parental leave.
While it wasn’t accounted for in the rankings, some Scandinavian countries provide extra bonuses in addition to these benefits. New parents in Finland even receive a maternity package, which includes all the clothes and supplies they need to look after the newest addition to their family. Talk about a baby bonus!
Scandinavian countries also tended to have the smallest disparity between unpaid household work done by women compared to men.