Skip to comments.Norwegian Dads to Get 14 Weeks of Parental Leave
Posted on 10/08/2012 3:03:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Norway is to extend the amount of parental leave reserved for dads to 14 weeks, bringing the period that can be claimed by both parents on full pay to 49 weeks, a coalition member party said on Friday.
The country's system is already one of the world's most generous.
The move would come into effect on July 1st 2013 and is part of the Norwegian government's budget proposal that will be presented on Monday. It was revealed to tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) by Audun Lysbakken, head of the Socialist Left Party, which is a member of the country's ruling centre-left coalition.
The new rules raise the number of weeks that can be claimed by both parents within three years to 49 from 47 on full pay, up to a ceiling, and to 59 from 57 on 80 percent of the salary.
Out of this, at least 14 weeks will now have to be claimed by the father, compared to today's quota of 12 weeks. The weeks have to be claimed by the father or they are lost.
The aim of the measure is to make fathers more involved in child rearing and to bridge the gender gap in the workplace.
Lysbakken's comments were confirmed to AFP by a spokesperson for Norway's Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion.
How many kids are they allowed to have? /s
14 weeks are too short, they should double.
Whether 3rd parent will get same 14 weeks paid off.
Directive straight from the Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion.
Certainly not from the Ministry of Productivity.
There are worse ways to spend oil wealth. These measures might encourage a few more actual Norwegians to have children — which is better than relying on even more immigration from Muslim countries.
Norway used to made up of sturdy Vikings. Now they are eunuchs cowering before muzzlims who rape & pillage Norwegian women. But hey, men (and I use the term loosely) now get to compete with women for paternity coverage. What a bunch of ball-less Scandanavian weenies. They are now officially the Vi-queens!
Norwegian men required to breast feed now?
I'm sure they will lobby for it as part of their transgender awareness & exploration!
"Time to make the donuts!"