Child and Family Policy in Finland
sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö
Julkaisusarja:Esitteitä (STM): 9eng
Julkaisun pysyvä osoite on
The aim of Finland s family policy is to create a safe environment for children to grow up in and to provide parents with the material and psychological means to have and raise children. In recent years, the emphasis has been on reconciling paid employment and family life, strengthening fatherhood and ensuring an adequate level of income for families. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is responsible for formulating Finland s family policy and for maintaining and developing the well-being of children, young people and families together with other ministries. The ministry is especially responsible for the development of social welfare and health care services and for ensuring an adequate level of income for families.