Even in comparably progressive Sweden, legal protections and government programs aren’t enough to help women break through the glass ceiling. And as these new studies emphasize, in those terms, we’ve still got a long way to go. Every time I talk to people back home in Spain about the wonders of Sweden and how great is living and studying here, that’s their first question. Naturally, if you are single in your mid-20s and planning to spend at least the next two years of your life in Sweden, you better prepare yourself and learn the rules of dating here.* The fika situation will probably last a few weeks. (I have a friend who waited two years until her Swedish boyfriend told her “I love you”). If you cannot handle Swedes remember that this city is full of international students!If the two of you decide to take the next step, you’ll probably go out for dinner. * At dinner, remember that you are in a very equal country, so don’t expect him to pay. * Not all of them descend from the Vikings and are tall, blonde and incredibly handsome …
The women who received the public treatment reported a desired salary of, on average, about 2,000, compared to 0,000 for the private treatment.
Yes, there is generous family leave and free daycare for all. And there are way more men in Folke and Rickne’s sample of political and business leaders; only about a third of political candidates are female, and fewer than 16 percent of CEO aspirants are women.
Folke and Rickne still find that women in their sample take the lion’s share of parental leave.
Gender equality is one of the cornerstones of Swedish society.
The aim of Sweden’s gender equality policies is to ensure that everyone enjoys the same opportunities, rights and obligations in all areas of life.