Subsidies Is home care support his “wife” or an indication of freedom of choice? The HS search engine tells you how to use the support in your area

Is home care support his “wife” or an indication of freedom of choice? The HS search engine tells you how to use the support in your area

Most families with children raise home care support for at least some time. The abolition of the subsidy would, according to researchers, improve the position of women in the labor market. However, the withdrawal of support during this term of government is unlikely, as the Center is frantically defending it.

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Arttu Kuivala spends two months on parental leave with her child Pihla Kuivala. Together with her husband, she has been thinking that home care allowance may be used shortly before the child starts kindergarten. “If a child is nine months old when parental leave ends, it may be too early to put in care.” Kuivalat went outside in Hiukkavaara, Oulu, where the largest recipients of home care support in Finland live.­

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Ladies a home-bound trap, a symbol of family policy emphasizing freedom of choice, or something in between?

These issues have been circulating since the beginning of January, when HS reported that a working group set up by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy intends to propose the abolition of home care support in a report to be published later this winter. According to researchers, the abolition of support could, in the long run, increase women’s employment by around 10,000 people.

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