Child home care allowance

Last updated 18/06/2020 - 08:18

The number of child home care allowance recipients decreased

In January–March, a total of 17,400 households received child home care allowance in the Helsinki region, which is over seven per cent less than during the same period in the previous year. The number of recipients in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area decreased from the same period last year in Helsinki (-10%), in Espoo (-8.3%) and in Kauniainen (-13.5%). In Vantaa, the number of beneficiaries remained almost unchanged. In the KUUMA municipalities the number of beneficiaries decreased by approximately eight per cent and by nine per cent in the entire country.

In January–March, the number of families receiving child home care allowance was 7,200 in Helsinki, 3,700 in Espoo, 3,100 in Vantaa and 3,400 in the KUUMA municipalities.

Number of children also decreasing

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.