10.03.2023 | News

According to a recent study, Finnish Home Care Allowance has negative effects especially on mothers as well as children. The effects are due to the nature of Home Care Allowance: it not only is a transfer of income but also guides the parents’ decisions to remain home with their children for longer periods, reducing their employment.

The study contributes to the existing literature on the matter by considering the effects of Finnish home care allowance program on long-term working careers, in addition to the short-term effects. The study contributes by looking at both short- and medium-term outcomes on mothers and children in the same institutional setting. Finally, the data from child health clinics on children are unique and have not been used in prior research.

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