Statistics on the maternity grant
Producer: Kela – The Social Insurance Institution of Finland
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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.
Recipient of maternity grant (family), child for whom the maternity grant is paid, maternity package delivered, amount of maternity or adoption grant paid in EUR.
Number of children receiving maternity grant in family, earned income of mother, number of older children in family, preceding birth interval, number of children adopted from abroad, country of adoption, amount of adoption grant paid, general regional classifications.
Data collection methods and data sources
The processing systems employed by Kela's local offices are used to produce an individual-level benefit database, which forms the basis for the statistical registers.
Published monthly and once per calendar year.
Time of completion or release
Data are made available in the Kelasto statistical database within 4 weeks of the end of the reference period.
The main statistical units are comparable from 1994, when the administration of the maternity grant scheme was transferred from municipal social welfare boards to Kela.
social security, maternity grants, maternity packages, parenthood, adoption grant
tilastot (at) kela.fi
Last modified 04/07/2014