Amaat – the Greenlandic Fund for Parental Leave aims to offset the expenses from the employers in connection to pay during parental leave. Therefore, this is not an actual fund, but a reimbursement scheme and a redistribution pool.
The Fund for Parental Leave must ensure:
- Better equality in the labor market, so women in the childbearing age are not deselected in the labor market
- That families with children have a reasonable livelihood during the parental leave, and
- Greater viability, financial stability, and competitiveness for Greenlandic businesses.
Karsten Lyberth Klausen
Else Jonna Villadsen