Child home care allowance

Last updated 27/09/2019 - 11:24

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

In April–June, a total of 19,080 households received child care allowance in the Helsinki region, which is 3 per cent less than during the same period in the previous year. The number of beneficiaries decreased from the same period last year in Helsinki, in Vantaa and in the KUUMA municipalities. The number of beneficiaries remained almost unchanged in Espoo and in Kauniainen. In all of Finland, the number of families receiving the allowance went down by 8 per cent to 57,300 families.

In April–June, the number of families receiving child home care allowance was 8,000 in Helsinki, 4,000 in Espoo, 3,200 in Vantaa and 3,700 in the KUUMA municipalities.

Numbers of children are also going down

The number of families receiving child home care allowance has been on the decline this decade both in the Helsinki region and in all of Finland. The number of children cared for with the help of child home care allowance has also reduced when compared to the total number of children.