Finland is switching up its parental leave laws, and this time, the government says they’re putting children at the center.
Finland’s new family leave policy would give 164 “daily allowance days” to each parent, or about seven months, the country announced Wednesday. Parents would be allowed to transfer up to 69 of their own days to the other parent, if they so desired.
And for single parents, the country is giving all 328 days to the parent.
The new policy, set to go into effect in fall 2021 at the earliest, is a significant step from the current rules.