DadLabs Ep. 349 The Lab — Reporting on Swiss paternity leave policies Daddy Clay and Daddy Brad weigh in on the pros and cons of implementing a similar policy in the United States. Consulting a group of “dad” media reporters from Father’s Quarterly Magazine, Dad.info and, of course, Dadlabs this episode provides insight into the tough questions surrounding paternity leave dads often face.
A utopian land where fathers get months off with paid leave to be Mr. Mom.
85% of Swedish fathers take time off when their children are born—the highest proportion in the world.
In Sweden, a couple can split up to 14 months of parental leave, job guaranteed, at 80% of their regular salary. Fathers must take at least 2 months or forfeit the pay. In the United States, there is no guarantee of leave—paid or not—for either parent.