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Theme: The two sides of equality
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Theme: The two sides of equality

| Photo: Björn Lindahl

How hard can it be? Iceland's Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has taken on the gender equality portfolio herself in the Icelandic government. The country achieves close to a full score in the NLJ's gender equality barometer. But gender equality is not the same as general equality, warns Sweden's LO, pointing to a widening gap between women in blue and white-collar jobs. In Denmark, it is the EU which is pushing for paternal leave, while in Finland there is a heated debate about the basic income.

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