Factsheet for case SE-2020-17/1727 – measures in Sweden
|Country||Sweden , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 25 April 2020 – 30 April 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Protection of vulnerable groups (beyond employment support)
|Author||Amanda Kinnunen, Oxford Research|
|Case created||18 January 2021 (updated 19 January 2021)|
In order to support parents who:
The legal basis for this measure is Decree (2020:244) on parental leave due to COVID-19 (Förordning (2020:244) om viss tillfällig föräldrapenning med anledning av sjukdomen covid-19).
This form of parental leave is available for parents that need to stay home due to:
Parents receive approximately 90% of the regular temporary parental leave. The regular temporary parental leave is approximately 80% of the income qualifying for sickness benefit.
In addition, a statement from a doctor is not temporarily required for children between 12 and 16.
There is no information available regarding the total budget of this measure.
No information available.
Parents in employment
The COVID-19 risk group at the workplace
|Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The social partners have been consulted during the desing phase of this measure. They do not have a role in the design or monitoring of this measure.
The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) welcomes this measure. However, they have also critisised this measure for instance due to the lower compensation level than in the case of the regular parental allowance scheme.
Eurofound (2021), Temporary parental allowance due to COVID-19, case SE-2020-17/1727 (measures in Sweden), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.