Running a country whose government is mainly made up of women does not mean that you do not want these women to have the full support of their partners. Finland's 34-year-old prime minister, Sana Marin, who is the youngest state leader in the world, has just announced that her government is going to vote on a new, very favorable bill for single-parent families.
According to a statement by the prime minister of the Nordic country dealing with infertility issues, parental leave granted for every baby coming into the world will be divided equally between the two parents. So mom and dad get 7 months of paid leave, each, that is, 14 months in total. Furthermore the pregnant mother will be entitled to 1 month of paid leave before the date of birth.
So far in Finland the leave granted after the birth of a child was only 4 months with pay for the mother and 2 months for the father. To serve even more rolling families or other special needs at work, Marin announced that each parent will have the right to transfer 69 days from their own leave to their partner.
The decision has received a lot of positive feedback from all over the world and especially in America where a young couple acquiring a child is not entitled to parental leave paid by the state at all.
“I feel that the deeper meaning of what we call the American Dream can be made much easier in the countries of northern Europe where every child, whatever they are and whatever their parents are, can reach wherever they wish because we have a very good public education system. We also have an excellent public health and welfare system that helps people get what they want. Maybe this is why Finland is first on the list of happiest countries in the world, “San Marino had said in the Washington Post some time ago.
Watch a video about San Marin:
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