The U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not mandate that parents of newborns get paid leave….
I’m going to repeat that because it is pretty incredible….
The U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not mandate that parents of newborns get paid leave.
- Norway has paid maternity, paternity and parental leave that totals over 56 weeks (That’s over a year- for those that are mathematically challenged). Nine weeks for Mommy (3 weeks before birth and 6 weeks after), 10 weeks just for Daddy, and the rest can be divided as they please.
- Sweden’s leave can cover up to 480 calendar days - more than 16 months.
- And in Iceland, the overall length of the combined maternity/patenity leave is nine months, divided into thirds- Three months for mommy, three for daddy, and three to divide amongst both parents as they choose.