There is one question about Daddyland that I never really have the guts to ask.
Is it enough? Are 480 days enough parental leave? Should we get more? How unfair is it that all parents and all children have to fit in the welfare state’s very generous but fairly rigid little box?
I mean, I come from America, which essentially has no system. Sweden gave me the gift of 18 months of time with my kids.
Yet still, the question does linger …
Well, a former colleague of mine, Christine Demsteader didn’t shy away from the issue in a story for Radio Sweden. Pregnant herself, Christine gives us a great audio tour of the parental leave system. And I do not say that only because she interview some American Dad who just happens to write this blog.
Her story begins at 14:40 below. You can just pull the arrow over the bar to move to the right time. And my moment of Swedish radio glory starts about 22:00.
You can also download the program as an mp3 file here. It is the November 8 show.