Child home care allowance

Last updated 15/03/2019 - 10:09

The upward trend in the number of child home care allowance recipients continues

Last October–December, a total of 17,600 households received child home care allowance in the Helsinki region, which is 4 per cent less than during the same period in the previous year. The number of the allowance recipients decreased both in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa as well as in the KUUMA municipalities. In all of Finland, the number of families receiving the allowance went down by 7 per cent to 54,000 families.

In October–December, the number of families receiving child home care allowance was 7,400 in Helsinki, 3,700 in Espoo, 3,000 in Vantaa and 3,400 in the KUUMA municipalities.

Numbers of children are also going down

Over the past years, the number of families receiving child home care allowance has been on the decline in the Helsinki region. The number of children under three years of age has also decreased, but not quite in proportion to the number of allowance recipients.