Both mothers and fathers are entitled to paid parental leave in the Nordic countries. In order to promote and facilitate gender equality at home and in the labour market, efforts have been made at the political level to encourage parents to divide the leave time equally. These efforts have yielded results: Nordic fathers take more parental leave than fathers anywhere else in the world.
Children in daycare
The Nordic region’s day care arrangements are among the most generous in the world. This is also reflected in the high share of children in day care.