Source: NPR

Along with other countries around the world that are making efforts to expand family leave, Finland has allowed for 7 months family leave for both parents of a newborn.

Now both parents will have equal access to paid leave of up to 7 months, creating a 14-month period for parents to switch off and spend time with their newborns. The pregnant parent will be able to take an additional month.

The policy is expected to kick in fall 2021 in Finland, reports NPR.

Finland’s new order could help set an example for countries and companies around the world to create a fair and gender-neutral policy on paid leave that supports and encourages both parents.

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Along With Other Countries, Finland Takes Steps to Extend Family Leave for Parents

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