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11 Reasons We Should All Quit Our Jobs And Move To Scandinavia

Joining the workforce has never been more appealing.

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2. Because the glass ceiling has already started to crack.

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In Norway, there is a law that says 40% of public company directors must be female. Perhaps a full breakthrough isn't far?

4. Because becoming a parent is basically a work incentive.

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In Norway, new parents get a standard two weeks off and then an official "parental leave" which is 46 weeks (paid at 100%) or 56 weeks (paid at 80%), which two parents can split up.


8. Because, if you lose your job, they got your back.

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Thanks to Denmark's "flexicurity" model, if an employee is laid off they get generous unemployment benefits. They also get a "promise" of swift reemployment. How's that for job security?


9. Because they're actually concerned about employee well-being.

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In 2014, the Swedish government wanted to find out whether a six hour work day would translate into higher productivity per hour and fewer sick days. Fingers crossed we'll get positive results soon!

10. Because they want to help employed parents raise their kids.

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Pre-school child care is heavily subsidized in Scandinavia. For example, in Sweden, parents pay roughly 10% of the actual care costs.