Finland is the only country in the world where fathers spend more time with their children than mothers. This information has come up in the OECD report. The Global Gender Gap Report placed Finland second in the list of gender equality in 2016.
At the same time, the Economist had recently described it as the third best country for the working mother. But the thing to think about is how this is possible in this country having a population of 55 million.
People in Finland believe that the father plays a key role in the child’s development. Keeping this in view, there is a provision of giving a nine-week paternity leave to the father. During this, he gets 70 percent salary. Simultaneously, a campaign has been started recently to make aware of this scheme.
Women’s rights in this country are specially taken care of. This was the second country in the world, which gave women the right to vote first. Simultaneously, by giving political rights to women in the year 1906, this became the first country in the world to do so. At present 42% of the women are MPs here. Talking about America, there are 19.6 percent women in Congress.
At the same time, there is one more thing to look at in this country. Here, if a child is born to someone, then he does not have to worry about medical bills. Pregnant women’s medical checkups are for free and the baby’s birth charge is too low. On the other hand, in other countries, this charge is very high. The government here has given ‘Baby Box’ to parents for the last 80 years on the birth of the baby.