According to the ESSPROS system, social protection encompasses all interventions from public or private bodies that are intended to relieve households and individuals of the burden of a defined set of risks or needs. Benefits granted under a social protection scheme can take the form of benefits in cash and benefits in kind (services). Social protection covers risks and needs that may arise from sickness and health, disability and work incapacity, old age, death of a breadwinner, family and children, unemployment, housing or social exclusion

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Social protection expenditure and financing [e-publication].
Helsinki: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) [referred: 24.3.2019].
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