Parenthood Allowances

Producer: Social Insurance Institution of Finland
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Main topic: Social Protection
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No


Residents of Finland are insured under the Health Insurance Act. Under the Act, they are, under certain conditions, entitled to a maternity, paternity or parental allowance as compensation for loss of income resulting from pregnancy or child care.The statistics on maternity, paternity and parental allowances present a picture of the economic security of families with a newborn or adopted child.


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Last updated 13.05.2013