New dad? How does your paternity leave stack up?

Paternity leave: what you get depends very much on where you live
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Scroll through the gallery by clicking the arrow the right to see how paternity leave compares around the world...

Monday, August 8, 2016

Journalist Martin Daubney joined Julia Hartley-Brewer on Monday to discuss the differences in support for stay-at-home dads in Britain compared to recognised world-leaders in the area, such as Sweden.

The former editor of Loaded magazine is calling for fathers to be recognised as able to be the primary carer for children just as well as mothers in Britain.

Swedish fathers are entitled to take home nearly 80% of their pay for 390 days of parental leave, split between two parents, whereas in the UK fathers are granted just two weeks paid leave and a statutory £140 a week.

How do Britain's arrangements compare to the rest of the world?

Scroll through the gallery above to discover some of the most generous, and the less generous, paternity entitlements