Föräldraförsäkringens current flexibility may be questionable, but there is a clear risk that a shortening to 12 months would lead to a less rather than a more equal withdrawals. It would require that women, more than halves its average time at home with the child (from 15.3 to 6-7 months) while the men are increasing their average parental leave from 3.8 to 5-6 months.
It is also not reasonable to believe that an increase of the reimbursement rate to 100 percent would automatically get the parents to share equally. Already today, the majority of the parents of supplementary compensation through collective agreements so that the level of remuneration often amounts to 90 per cent.
TCO has proposed a jämställdhetspeng, a tax-free lump sum of about 20,000 sek, which is paid out automatically to the parents who shared equally (40/60) on the föräldrapenningdagar they are taken out until the child's two year birthday.
in Addition to the efforts to promote a more even distribution of heltidsföräldraledigheten before the children start nursery is also a need for efforts to achieve a more equal distribution of parental responsibilities later on during the children's growing up years. According to the public statistics working 38-51 per cent of mothers in part-time when youngest child is between 3 and 10 years. Among the fathers, it is only 6-9%, which makes it. In addition, women, but not men, an increased risk for sick leave when they become parents.
TCO proposes that the 90 lägstanivådagarna in the parental replaced with a 90 ”föräldratidsdagar” with the compensation on the sjukpenningnivå which may be ten days a year during the child's upbringing, five per parent if the child has two guardians. This at the same time as the ”regular” 390 föräldrapenningdagarna may only be taken before the child's third birthday.
the Proposal would make it more expensive to ”vabba” at the same time that it would have a very different effect for different occupational groups. Those that can avoid the qualifying day by working from home when kids are sick – ”vobba” instead of ”vabba” – would be affected to a much lesser extent than, for example, teachers, nurses and police officers whose work can not be performed remotely.
We welcome the fact that more people are thinking creatively to find suggestions that will lead to equal parental. It benefits both the children, the economic equality and growth of both women's and men's full potential in both professional life as parenthood. In addition to changes in the parental requires a working life that also is accessible to women as well as men's parenting.