Information about Parental leave
Sweden has one of the most generous parent leave (föräldraledighet) systems in the world. Parents are granted 480 days of leave per child, and 390 of these days are income based and 90 days are on low level.
To be eligible for basic benefits you must be a legal resident of Sweden. It is not your employer who covers the cost of your parent leave benefit but the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan).
Language you should be aware of:
Parental leave: föräldraledighet
Maternity leave: mammaledighet
Paternity leave: pappaledighet