Concepts and definitions

Adoptions

Prior to 1997, changes in the statutory order of succession were classified as adopted children in the population statistics, although no actual adoptions were made. From the 1997 statistics, only actual adoptions have been recorded as adoptions.

Sex

The information about sex has been obtained from the Population Information System.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Adoptions [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-738X. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.10.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/adopt/kas_en.html