Childbirth

The section provides an overview of all calculated compensations rates in the event of childbirth. Compensation rates are the benefits as calculated proportions of previous income.

Single with newborn child

The calculated compensation rates shown in the graphs for single parents compare the income level after receiving parental benefit with the income level from work. The calculation is equalized with respect to the size of the family before and after birth to secure comparability.

Couple without children besides the newborn

The calculated compensation rates shown in the graphs for couples without children besides the newborn child compare the income level after receiving parental benefit with the income level from work.

To interpret the compared income levels the lowest income is for the parent on benefit with the other parent on income from work. The calculation is equalized with respect to the size of the family before and after birth to secure comparability.

Couple with two children besides the newborn

The calculated compensation rates shown in the graphs for couples with two children besides the newborn compare the income level after receiving parental benefit with the income level from work.

To interpret the compared income levels the lowest income is for the parent on benefit with the other parent on income from work. The calculation is equalized with respect to the size of the family before and after birth to secure comparability.

Please refer to the section on Daily cash benefits and parental leave, for more specific information on rules in each Nordic country.