Statistics on child benefits
Kela - The Social Insurance Institution of Finland
The child benefit is one of the statutory public benefits aimed at defraying the cost of raising a child. Child benefit is paid for each child under 17 years who lives in Finland. The statistics on the child benefit describe the child benefits paid out by Kela. They provide statistical information about recipient families, qualifying children and expenditure.
The following statistical units are used in the compilation of the child benefit statistics: recipient families, children, amounts of the child benefits paid.
Number of children in family, birth order of the child eligible for the child benefit, single parenthood, payment of the child benefit to a municipal authority, general regional classifications, general regional classifications.
Data collection methods and data sources
The processing system employed at Kela's local offices is used to produce a benefit database, which forms the basis for individual-level statistical files.
Published monthly and annually.
Time of completion or release
Data are made available in the Kelasto statistical database within four weeks of the end of the reference period.
Kela has published child benefit statistics since assuming responsibility for the scheme from the municipal social welfare boards on 1 January 1993. The effect of legislative amendments should be noted when making year-to-year comparisons.
Social security, child benefits, children, families with children.
tilastot (at) kela.fi