Childcare Infrastructure in the Nordic Countries as a Way of Enabling Female Labor Market Participation

Yvette Lind*

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This paper introduces differing tax measures and (social) welfare benefits utilized by the Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland) when enabling female labor market participation through the example of childcare infrastructure. This includes a systematization of childcare infrastructure in the five Nordic countries, primarily paid parental leave, regulation of maternal- respectively paternal leave, and universal childcare.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2021
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventATPI Taxation and Gender Summer Series - Online, WWW
Duration: 30 Jul 202130 Jul 2021


ConferenceATPI Taxation and Gender Summer Series


  • Childcare infrastructure
  • Gender equality
  • Social insurance
  • Labor law
  • Comparative tax law
  • Nordic welfare state

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