Swedish Fathers

Love Johan Bävman’s photo essay on new fathers taking advantage of Sweden’s very generous paternity-leave policy. They allot a possible 480 days, with 60 days that must be taken or are lost. Comparatively my job, which has excellent personal and vacation time policies in general, offered me 5 days. I’ve still found ways to spend plenty of time with my son but I would have loved some extra support because you really can’t replace this crucial period in your child’s life.

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