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Preliminary Statistics on Social Assistance are compiled based on data collected once a year from municipalities on social assistance recipients. The preliminary statistics provide aggregate data on the number of recipient households and the costs of social expenditure. The statistics have been compiled since 1992.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Expenditure on Social Assistance [e-publication].
Helsinki: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) [referred: 15.7.2024].
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