Sweden is rated one of the most gender-equal countries in the world, in part perhaps because of its generous paternity policy. The Swedish government incentivizes fathers to take at least a month off of work. The ripple effects of these sorts of policies have the potential to be huge - women have seen incomes and self-reported levels of happiness increase with the new paternity leave policies.
Last year some 340,000 dads took a total of 12m days' leave, equivalent to about seven weeks each. Women take even more leave days to spend time with their children, but the gap is shrinking. Why do Swedish dads take so much time off work to raise their children?