Swedish Fathers To Get Third Month Of Paid Paternity Leave

Sweden is planning to introduce a third month of paid parental leave reserved for fathers as of 2016, in a bid to further increase gender equality, the country’s government has announced.
The country introduced a first month reserved specifically for fathers under a “use it or lose it” system in 1995, and a second month in 2002.
Under the fresh government proposal, mothers and fathers would each be required to take three months’ leave, or lose them. The remaining 10 months would be divided however the parents wished. But the reserved months have over the years become known as “daddy months” because they are aimed at encouraging fathers to share more of the parental leave.