- It's funded by the employer's fee, not by income tax. If you want to employ someone in Sweden, you pay extra for sick insurance, pension and parental leave, says Ann-Zofie Duvander.

In fees it doesn't cost you more the more employers that are away on parental leave, the fee doesn't change.

- There is a very strong legislation that your job is protected during leave. So it is very common to come in on a temporary contract to replace someone that is on parental leave, Ann-Zofie Duvander says in the podcast.

You can listen to the podcast "From Sweden" with Gabriel Stein here.