Imagine a magical world where women can take a year off work for maternity leave while still maintaining their full salary.

Imagine also that the working mothers have no fear of being fired during said maternity leave. Let’s even pretend that their jobs are guaranteed for at least one year following their return to work.

Wouldn’t that be neat?

While we’re at it, let’s envision in this fantasy world that nobody has to pay any medical costs associated with pregnancy and birth. It is fully free of charge.

Of course, there would be free childcare options in this dream place too because, well, that’s what happens in parenting fantasies.

As it turns out, this magical world exists.
It’s called Norway.