Family leave: a means to bridge the gender gap?

Sweden and Germany both have a ‘use it or lose it’ rule for paid parental leave – and it means that fathers use it

For years, many employers have recognised the benefits of providing leave to fathers to care for their children.

Tech companies, in particular, have been known to offer paternity leave far in excess of the entitlement that arises under statute.

According to numerous reports commissioned by the European Union, such flexibility in leave arrangements and in the work life balance of parents is key to achieving gender equality in the workforce.

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