That's why Sweden is such a a developed country.

Sweden’s flexible approach to working hours is one reason it was ranked best in the world for work-life balance in a recent HSBC survey. Only about 1.1% of the nation’s employees work very long hours, according to the OECD’s How’s Life survey, the second lowest share among the organisation’s 38 countries.

According to Fredrik Lindstĺl, the city’s vice mayor for labour, the flexibility that Stockholm’s employers offer helps the city attract the highly educated workers its tech industries need. “The city is actively marketing Stockholm as a destination for starting a family while maintaining a high-level career,” he says. “They’ve been really good at promoting this as a go-to factor.”