Maternity Grant

Producer: Social Insurance Institution of Finland
Homepage: http:// www.stat.fi/til/aitav/index_en.html
Main topic: Social Protection
Related topics:
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No

Description

The maternity grant is one of the statutory public benefits aimed at defraying the cost of raising a child. Besides offsetting the costs resulting from the birth or adoption of a child, the maternity grant also has a health policy objective: to promote the health and well-being or mother and child. The statistics on maternity grants provide information about recipients and expenditure. They also show the amount of adoption grants paid out.

Keywords

social protection, social security, maternity grants, parenthood, maternity packages, adoption grant

Contact information

http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/aitav/yht_en.html


Last updated 11.06.2013