Wednesday 3 July 2024

Zee Odisha News Highlights Sweden's progressive step with its new paternity law

Sweden has taken a progressive step with its new paternity law, allowing grandparents to receive up to three months of paid paternity leave to care for their grandchild within the first year of the child's birth. This initiative, as reported by Zee Odisha News, aims to address the challenges posed by busy lifestyles of parents, ensuring that children receive the care and attention they need for their physical and mental development.

According to Zee Odisha News, this law permits parents to transfer a portion of their parental leave allowance to the child's grandparents. In Sweden, parents are entitled to 480 days of leave per child, with 390 days calculated based on full income and the remaining 90 days providing a guaranteed sum of 180 kronor per day.

In addition, parents in Sweden can work reduced hours until the child turns eight, while civil servants have this option until the child turns twelve. Zee Odisha News highlights that this policy reflects Sweden's commitment to family welfare and work-life balance, ensuring that grandparents who wish to take care of their grandchildren can do so without financial strain.

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