In 20 years people's mentality has really changed. First published on Tue 19 Jul 2011 14.02 BST, In France, Audun Lysbakken would probably pass for a rather offhand politician.

You can use flexible withdrawal until the child turns 3 and choose from these alternatives: You can cancel/suspend the leave period by working full-time without receiving parental benefit.

Read more about family care leave and leave for nursing mothers. This is also applicable when only the father/co-mother is entitled to parental benefit. Pension rights continue to accumulate during the leave. The degree of coverage selected will apply to the entire period of parental benefit. "With pappapermisjon, politics has entered family life.
No requirements apply to the mother's activities when the father/co-mother take the extra weeks. In the case of multiple childbirths, no requirements apply to the mother's activities when the father/co-mother take the extra weeks. There are several options to extend the period of leave.

If more than one child is born/adopted, each additional child means that the parental benefit period is extended by.

These 5/7 extra weeks can be taken at any time during the parental leave period. Pension rights continue to accumulate during the leave. For adoptions, the three weeks prior to birth do not apply, and thus the parental benefit period is: Read more about flexible withdrawal at nav.no (Norwegian). Of course pappapermisjon alone will not eradicate all gender inequalities. This is also applicable when only the father/co-mother is entitled to parental benefit. This entitlement is additional to the parental leave with pay. This entitlement is additional to the parental leave with pay. Norway’s parental leave policy is slightly less generous than some of the other countries on this list, but it’s still better than the majority of the world’s. For example, if you decide to work in the Easter week, Maudy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday are not considered as real working days. Mothers receive 20 weeks of maternity leave at 100% of pay. "We lived in a society where the distribution of roles was clear-cut: the men worked and the women took care of the family. They can be taken while the other parent is on parental leave. If you wish to use this type of leave, you should notify your manager as soon as possible, and at the latest 4 weeks before the leave begins.

Note: The quota rules changed on 1 July, 2018, as well as on 1 January, 2019. The degree of coverage selected will apply to the entire period of parental benefit. Iceland, Germany and more recently Portugal have decided to set aside part of parental leave for the father. This article originally appeared in Le Monde, Available for everyone, funded by readers. With 80% coverage, the shared period that can be divided between parents as they wish, is 10 weeks longer than at 100% coverage.
These 17/21 extra weeks can be taken at any time during the parental leave period. You can combine partial work with partial withdrawal of parental benefit. Now not taking paternity leave would be controversial. Grete Berget was minister for childhood and the family when the pappapermisjon law was passed by a Social Democrat government. Before the law was passed in 1993, only 3% of fathers took paternity leave. The working period must include at least 15 real working days, i.e. The father/co-mother is entitled to 2 weeks of paid family care leave in connection with the birth. If more than one child is born/adopted, each additional child means that the parental benefit period is extended by. At the beginning of this month, the time quota reserved just for fathers increased from 10 weeks to 12 and it intended that it reach 14 weeks in 2012. Box 1072 Blindern "We want each family to sit around a table to discuss it and share the leave in the way it suits them best. They can be taken while the other parent is on parental leave. "A few years ago this would have been fairly controversial," said Lysbakken with a smile.