Iceland’s outstanding levels of gender equality have been achieved through policies such as extensive paid parental leave, including an emphasis on fathers using paid parental leave.
This emphasis on paternity leave is one important reason that Iceland is frequently ranked as the leader among all the Nordic nations – and thus the world leader – in terms of gender equality.
Join us to explore the lessons Australia can learn from Iceland to improve gender equality.
This is one of a five-part special series of Follow the Money presented by the Nordic Talks series, presented by the Nordic Policy Centre at the Australia Institute, with support from The Nordics, a project under The Nordic Council of Ministers.
Dr Marian Baird, Professor of Gender and Employment Relations, University of Sydney Business School
Ásdís Arnalds, Director of the Social Science Research Institute at the University of Iceland
Emeritus Professor Andrew Scott, Convenor at The Australia Institute’s Nordic Policy Centre // @ascottnlights
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Edited by: Emily Perkins
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions
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