The labyrinth of maternity leave benefits
For the past two years in a row, the UN Development Programme has awarded Norway the best place to live in the world based on its quality of life index.
With 10-12 months paid maternity leave, free prenatal care and delivery, and extra child care benefits once the baby is born, who could argue. I can see now why so many twentysomethings in Norway with no job, nor perhaps a steady partner, take the plunge into motherhood without so much as a blink. Heck, you can even become crown princess of Norway.
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