Family leave compensation paid to employers



Families with children / Family leave compensation

Data content

The report contains data on family leave compensation paid to employers.

Employers can claim family leave compensation for costs due to female employees becoming parents. Family leave compensation is a one-time payment of EUR 2,500 available to employers who pay full-time employees salary during at least one month of the maternity leave. An employer that pays an adoptive mother salary during her parental leave is also eligible for family leave compensation. A prerequisite for family leave compensation is that the employee must have at least 3 months’ service before the maternity leave or, in the case of an adoptive mother, before the parental leave, and that the employment must last at least one year. The purpose of family leave compensation is to reduce the costs incurred by employers due to family leaves, especially in industries dominated by women.

Recipients here refer to mothers whose employers have been paid family leave compensation. The report also contains data on the number of employers that have received the compensation during the statistical reference period.

Variables and classifications

Statistical reference period

From May 2017 onward.

Updating frequency

Updated monthly. Annual data updated in January.

Data source

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

Contact information

Kela, Section for Analytics and Statistics