Welfare, Health and Equality. Survey for 2012-2015
sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö
Julkaisusarja:Julkaisuja (STM): 2013:3
Julkaisun pysyvä osoite on
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is responsible for overseeing Finland s social and health policy, gender equality policy and occupational safety and health policy. Universal social protection and extensive welfare services are an essential element of the Finnish welfare state. Everyone living in Finland is entitled to social security and to social-welfare and healthcare services. The system covers a vast range of services, and almost all citizens make use of at least one benefit or service for which the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is responsible in the course of a normal year. This publication is an overview of the scope of the work of the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, our priorities and the way things are done in Finland.