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Pulling Equal Weight

© Elin Berge

Sweden has tried to make men and women equal through politics that focus on gender equality. One example is the famous and generous parental leave system. 1974 Sweden was the first country to introduce paid paternity leave, to encourage men to take greater responsible for their children. Now the current system allocates 480 days of paid parental leave per child, with three months assigned to each parent. Elin Berge has photographed parents on the leave in Stockholm.

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This story was commissioned by TIME magazine in the article Pulling Equal Weight

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