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To become a parent in Sweden

Have you heard about the parental leave in Sweden? Check out Swedish Dads by Johan Bävman and cry! According to this article “in order to promote a more equal sharing of parental leave between men and women, a so called equality bonus has also been introduced. 12 more words


Progress on parental policies; President Obama makes paid parental leave a priority

By: Sara Cassidy, M.S., Ph.D.

In a press release issued by the White House on January 15th, and reiterated briefly in the State of the Union address on Jan 20th, President Obama asked Congress to pass a bill providing 6 weeks of paid parental leave to all federal employees, a move which aims to fill “a notable gap in federal benefits,” that “can hamper federal agencies’ ability to recruit talented young people to join public service.” The president’s budget also proposes a $50 million State Paid Leave Fund to bolster states that choose to enact paid leave programs1. 1,113 more words


Parental leave, beyond the numbers (guest post)

Note from Jeremy: This is a guest post by Margaret Kosmala, a postdoc in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard.

My series of posts… 765 more words


It ain't that easy

Just looked through a marvelous photography project of Johan Bävman called Swedish dads.

While reading the different stories it becomes clear for me that sharing the very generous parental leave system should be a non-question in a country like Sweden. 224 more words

Life In General

How to decide who should take parental leave

If there’s one stereotype about Millennials that may have some truth to it, it’s they have had to wait. They’ve been slower than previous generations to take full-time jobs, buy their own homes, or get married. 1,002 more words


President Obama Calling For Paid Sick, Parental, Family Leave

President Barack Obama is making a renewed push to win paid sick, parental and family leave for workers.

He’s calling on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to let millions of private-sector workers earn a modest amount of paid sick time. 252 more words