Allowances for parents: Number of recipients and allowances paid out

This dataset is associated with the dynamic reports titled Allowances for parents: Number of recipients and allowances paid out, 2022- and Maternity, paternity and parental allowances: Number of recipients and allowances paid out, 2006-2021.

The dataset contains information on the number of persons who have received allowances for parents, on the payment durations and on the amounts of benefits paid. The information is broken down by gender, age and municipality of residence as well as by benefit.

The family leave reform in 2022 saw a number of changes to the allowances for parents. The following benefits are available under the new Act: pregnancy allowance, special pregnancy allowance, parental allowance and partial parental allowance. They are paid for children whose estimated due date is 4 September 2022 or later. The following benefits were available under the old Act (Finnish Health Insurance Act 1224/2004): maternity allowance, special maternity allowance, paternity allowance, parental allowance and partial parental allowance. These allowances can be paid until the end of 2024 to families whose payment began before the reform came into effect.

Monthly data are available since 2018 and annual data since 2006. As of 2022, annual cumulative totals are available, and annual data can be obtained from these.

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Collection Open Data
Maintainer Kela (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland)
Maintainer email
  1. tilastot@kela.fi
Maintainer website https://tietotarjotin.fi/tilastodata/2242438/avoin-data
Links to additional information
  1. https://tietotarjotin.fi/tilastodata/927757/avoin-data-vanhempainpaivarahojen-saajat-ja-maksetut-etuudet
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Last modified 15.05.2024
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Created on 27.06.2023