Social Protection

Social protection expenditure by function

   2010   2015   2016  
  € million % € million % € million %
Sickness and health 13 468 24,6 15 684 23,4 15 450 22,4
Disability 6 427 11,7 6 752 10,1 6 741 9,8
Old age 19 171 35,0 26 314 39,2 27 693 40,1
Survivors 1 724 3,1 1 754 2,6 1 789 2,6
Family and children 5 845 10,7 6 618 9,9 6 632 9,6
Unemployment 4 370 8,0 5 561 8,3 5 588 8,1
Housing 923 1,7 1 450 2,2 1 644 2,4
Other social protection 1 425 2,6 1 849 2,8 2 374 3,4
Administration 1 480 2,7 1 153 1,7 1 147 1,7
Total 54 832 100 67 133 100 69 058 100
% relative to GDP 29,3   32,0   32,0  

Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare

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Updated: 31.5.2018

Parental allowances

  2000 2010 2016 2017
Total, € million 478,5 957,5 993,5 934,4
Maternity allowance 181,2 382,8 374,3 354,8
Paternity allowance 26,6 67,2 112,7 108,6
Parental allowance, € million      
Paid to mothers 266,2 483,6 495,3 460,0
Paid to fathers 4,5 23,9 11,3 11,0
Beneficiaries, number        
Mothers 97 400 103 600 92 900 87 900
Fathers 42 900 56 400 61 800 61 200
Days        
Total, thousand 15 232 16 668 15 386 14 475
Fathers, % 4,2 7,1 9,5 10,0

Source: Kela, The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

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Updated: 3.10.2018

Beneficiaries of general housing allowance on 31 December

Beneficiaries of general housing allowance on 31 December

Source: Kela, The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

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Recipients of unemployment benefits on 31 December 2017

Recipients of unemployment benefits on 31 December 2017

Sources: Kela, The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

Financial Supervisory Authority

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Pension recipients

Earnings-related allowance 2000 2010 2016 2017
Old-age pension 869 672 1 093 267 1 299 958 1 339 991
Unemployment pension 54 291 33 938 -  -
Disability pension 276 269 267 248 214 046 206 048
Part-time pension 24 533 28 764 10 388 7 244
Special pensions for farmers 40 845 24 330 13 615 12 026
Surviving spouse's pension 252 798 263 176 254 437 253 011
Orphan's pension 28 476 22 503 18 310 17 444
Total 1) 1 284 145 1 463 835 1 558 900 1 585 582

1) The same individual may be the beneficiary of more than one type of pension

Source: Finnish Centre for Pensions

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Updated: 6.4.2018

Total pension distribution among pension recipients 1)
on 31 December 2017

Total pension All pension recipients Males Females
€/month   %   %   %
       0–  799 165 004 11,2 65 360 9,8 99 644 12,4
   800–1 099 248 143 16,9 86 674 13,0 161 469 20,1
1 100–1 399 295 579 20,1 107 402 16,1 188 177 23,4
1 400–1 699 218 314 14,8 93 091 14,0 125 223 15,6
1 700–1 999 176 010 12,0 85 506 12,8 90 504 11,3
2 000–2 299 120 753 8,2 66 021 9,9 54 732 6,8
2 300–2 599 78 716 5,4 46 220 6,9 32 496 4,0
2 600–2 899 52 086 3,5 32 292 4,9 19 794 2,5
2 900–3 199 33 719 2,3 22 307 3,4 11 412 1,4
3 200– 81 853 5,6 60 934 9,2 20 919 2,6
Total 1 470 177 100 665 807 100 804 370 100
Average pension, €/month 1 656   1 874   1 476  

1) People living in Finland who receive an old-age (excl. partial old-age), a disability or a special farmer’s pension

Source: Finnish Centre for Pensions

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Updated: 6.4.2018

 

Main topic: Social Protection

Last updated 4 Oct 2018