After several years of growth, payments of parental benefits fell for men in 2015. The explanation is that fathers are taking less parental leave than before, while women are take more.
Men get less parental pay vs. women because the fathers take less parental leave than before. Figures from Nav shows that men, on average, took out 47 days parental leave in 2015, compared to 49 days in 2014. Women took an average of 118 days in 2015, which was five days more than the previous year.
Total payments to families with children was 37.5 billion in 2015, according to figures Statistics Norway (SSB) presented Tuesday. Increased payments of parental benefits at birth and cash contributed to a growth of 1 percent from 2014 to 2015.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today