Finland - Family policy and the idea of universalism

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5–7
JournalObservatory for Sociopolitical Developments in Europe
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeE1 Popularised article, newspaper article


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