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The main objective of earnings-related benefit is to guarantee a reasonable income during temporary periods when an employee is not working. Many employees also rely on basic welfare provision when working is interrupted for longer periods.

Parents of young children enjoy greater working time flexibility. We explain the Finnish system of family leave on these pages.

You will also find information on unemployment benefit and the reformed system of earnings-related pension in Finland. The special arrangements governing employee illness and associated social security benefits are explained in the section on working life in Finland.