Sweden, need to greatly reduce spending on familjeområdet. It had therefore been a good thing if M-the representatives wanted to short the leave and cancel the amount of the allowance, and gone forward with a proposal to abolish child benefit.
Earlier in the year, Timbro a report on the problems with Sweden's long parental leave. It is extremely expensive – the last 20 years, the cost of the leave grown steadily and 2018 is expected to amount to the whole of 31,2 billion. For the whole of the parental insurance in Sweden is more than twice as high expenditure ratio in the OECD. Even if Benjamin Dousa, Ulrica Schenström and Eva Uddén Sonnegård is taking a welcome initiative in his article, it requires a significantly larger utgiftsminskning than what their proposal means.
impair the long parental leave and women's wages , career and participation in the labour market. likewise, There is no clear connection between parental leave and childbearing. Both Iceland and the USA have the same birth rate as Sweden, despite the fact that, on average, have significantly shorter parental leave.
It should of course be up to each one to determine the length of their own leave, but it should also be up to was and a to a greater extent to fund it. The length of the parental leave period should therefore be halved to eight months and the amount of the allowance should be abolished completely and replaced with a loan, like student loan.
. It would lower the state's costs by 32 billion, while the economically weak families continued to receive support.
The savings, I propose familjeområdet regarding parental leave and child benefit, would reduce government spending by 47.6 billion. It is good that the moderate representatives want to go in the right direction and reduce spending – instead of that, that the Socialists with the proposed familjeveckan raise the cost by another billion. It is my hope, therefore, that the Conservatives want to go further than Dousa, Schenström and Uddén Sonnegård suggest.