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.

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Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Maternity Grant [e-publication].
Helsinki: Social Insurance Institution of Finland [referred: 15.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/aitav/meta_en.html