OECD urges adoption of Nordic-style family policies

Introducing Nordic-style ‘family-friendly’ policies can help countries to boost economic growth, according to the OECD.

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Policies such as subsidised childcare, care for the elderly and paid parental leave have been associated with the increases in female employment, which has boosted growth by 10-20% over the past 50 years in Nordic countries.
Ángel Gurría, OECD secretary-general said that gender equality was both a fundamental human right and a key driver of inclusive growth.
He said: “Nordic countries have moved further along the path to gender equality than most other OECD countries.