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Many parents have the heart-wrenching experience of leaving home for work before their young children wake, only to return after they have gone to bed.
However, there is one country in the developed world where – because of a generous parental support system – this is less common: Sweden. And thanks to the scheme, parents may work shorter hours, or even not work at all.
The country was last year voted the best in the world for childcare, and came second only to the Netherlands for family living.
The world’s longest paid parental leave
Sweden’s parents are given more paid time off work to look after newborn children than those in any other country. And – while other states may offer longer maternity and paternity leave – …
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