Parental leave in Sweden is famously known for being generous. The concept is designed to offer both parents equal time in caring for their newborn child. Most importantly the culture engendered by Sweden’s parental leave encourages women back into the work place gracefully, without antagonism or guilt.

Of course, it is a flexible entity which allows the parents to decide how to use the parental leave days granted to them by the state. However, it is quite a tricky thing to navigate, especially when applying for the social insurance that supports the time off..

We’ve collected a few articles below to de-mystify this and hopefully answer some of the questions you might have about your rights to parental leave and social insurance from the state.