Maternity, paternity and parental allowances: Payments ended



Families with children / Parenthood allowances

Data content

The report contains data on the number of periods of parenthood allowances which have ended during the year, the duration of the period and the number of days which on average have been reimbursed to the employer as well as the average compensation per day.

Period of parenthood allowance means a period during which a person has received maternity, paternity and/or parental allowance. When the period of maternity, paternity or parental allowance has ended it is possible to retroactively analyse what kind of benefits have been paid out during the period.

Periods of maternity, paternity or parental allowance which have ended may, for instance, be analysed when one wants to know how often fathers use parenthood benefits. The proportion of periods during which the father has received some benefit can be calculated by dividing the number of periods of fathers by the number of periods of mothers and multiply the quotient by one hundred.

Variables and classifications

Statistical reference period

Annual data available from 2008.

Updating frequency

Updated annually in July.

Data source

Kela. The Social Insurance Institution of Finland. Statistical registers (total material) produced from the benefits system for maternity, paternity and parental allowances.

Additional information

Additional information on parenthood allowances is available at under Our Services » Families » Parental allowances and at the same address under About Kela » Statistics » Statistics by topic » Maternity, paternity and parental allowances.

Contact information

Kela, Section for Analytics and Statistics
Phone: 020 634 1372