Child Maintenance and Custody

Producer: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
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Main topic: Social Protection
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No


The statistics are based on summary data that National Institute for Health and Welfare receives from municipalities on child maintenance and custody. The compilation of the statistics began in 1970. Since 1985 the statistics have also contained data on the investigation and establishment of paternity, child paternity, child custody and access rights


social welfare, child maintenance allowance, child maintenance payment, custody, right of access, maintenance, security of child maintenance, maintenance liability, acknowledgement of paternity, establishment of paternity, parenthood, child

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Last updated 14.12.2012