There have been two great articles in the Age in the last couple of days about paid parental leave.
The problem here is that any leave entitlement that can go to either parent nearly always ends up going to the mother. The weight of tradition is too heavy and the entitlement too inflexible
And these one about Sweden (which I know people on here love talking about!)
From a Swedish point of view, every new mother who drops out of her career represents a tremendous waste of the resources society has spent educating and training her.
Arguably, Sweden's universal parental leave and childcare system pays for itself through the higher tax revenues it generates from those women workers who have managed to maintain their careers through motherhood.
What are people's thoughts?