16 Jun 2024
parental leave
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Maternity & Paternity Leave in Sweden

Sweden has one of the most generous parental leave (föräldraledighet) systems in the world. Parents are given 480 days of leave per child, and 390 of these days are paid at a rate of 80% of your salary up to a capped limited of 1006 SEK a day. If you are coming from the USA, […]

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Family Pregnancy & Baby

Daddy State: The Remarkable Effect of Powerpoint

This week Stockholmer, American and father of three Joel Sherwood dips his toe back into the corporate environment – bringing Baby with, of course. It’s the time of year to be returning to work after vacation. I’m not back full-time though. That would be crazy. I’ll work just one day a week this fall and […]

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Family Lifestyle

Daddy State: Hello Playground…and Promotion?

I’m on paternity leave. I wonder if this also means a job promotion is around the corner. Two mini-trends I think I’ve spotted here in Sweden for people on parental leave: finding a new job at a different company, or moving up the organizational ladder. One maybe makes more sense than the other.   New job […]

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Family Lifestyle

Daddy State: Obama and I

People ask me what’s like to take care of three kids for the day. I can say modestly but truthfully that it’s like being President Obama…

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Daddy State: Field of Dreams

This week, YLC columnist Joel Sherwood went to check out a baseball game – in Stockholm. He brought his camera – and the kids…

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Family Lifestyle

Daddy State: The Battle of Flat Pack City

As an American father of three and resident in Sweden since 2001, there is little YLC’s Joel Sherwood doesn’t know about the danger zones of Stockholm living…

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