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Finnish diplomat pushes child-rearing for dads

Finnish diplomat pushes child-rearing for dads | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

For Finnish diplomat Mikko Koivumaa, being an ikumen (men who take an active role in ikuji, or child rearing) comes naturally.

Hailing from a country known to have a high level of gender equality, Koivumaa says ikumen is standard practice in Finland.

“In Finland, there’s a social welfare policy that enables that. Also men work short hours — especially compared with Japan — which enables an ikumen lifestyle seven days a week,” the 36-year-old said.


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The glass-ceiling index - Finland 7th #women #equality

The glass-ceiling index - Finland 7th #women #equality | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

To mark International Women’s Day, The Economist has compiled its own “glass-ceiling index” to show where women have the best chance of equal treatment at work. Based on data mainly from the OECD, it compares five indicators across 26 countries: the number of men and women respectively with tertiary education; female labour-force participation; the male-female wage gap; the proportion of women in senior jobs; and net child-care costs relative to the average wage...


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Paula Kiernan's comment, July 18, 2013 5:08 PM
Very interesting information-much to discuss here.