Finland - Family policy and the idea of universalism

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List of Authors: Eva Österbacka
Publisher: Institute for Social Work and Social Education
Place: Frankfurt am Main
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Observatory for Sociopolitical Developments in Europe
Issue number: 1
Start page: 5
End page: 7


The idea of universalism regarding welfare state services is deeply rooted in Finland. The same holds true for the orientation of family policies and the benefits that the Finnish state offers for children and their families. In some cases, families only receive financial benefits if they take further measures, for example in the area of preventive health care. With these structures, the state deepens the contact with the families.

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