Swedish Dads Swap Work For Child Care

paternity leave in Sweden
paternity leave in Sweden

By Louise Nordstrom

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- One of Henrik Holgersson's friends laughed in his face when he told him he was going to spend the better part of 2011 as a stay-at-home dad.

"What kind of a man are you?" the friend asked Holgersson, who works for an event management company. But just about everyone else was positive. His employer and co-workers patted him on the back and wished him luck.