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Could decision-makers in the centenarian Finland adopt the goal of making this the country that has the world’s happiest children? asks Maria Kaisa Aula in her column.
Family and Child Welfare Organizations have argued for a lengthening of paid parental leave, more flexibility, and increasing fathers’ share of the paid leave. The majority of recent suggestions accord with these goals. The main target in the development of family leaves, however, must be the wellbeing of families and children.