Finnish society places value on family time and inclusivity
The significance that Finnish people attach to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day may reflect something that goes beyond the holidays themselves. It may be indicative of the way Finland, as a society, views and supports parents and families.
How a Finnish fish market stays afloat when Russian customers must stay home
Some eastern Finnish merchants normally get most of their income from Russian cross-border shoppers. To see how businesses are coping with the coronavirus situation, we visit a fish market where the parking lot is empty but the boss is already focusing on the future.
Finland’s basic income may boost motivation to accept work
Finland’s basic-income experiment runs from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018. A basic income is not a cure-all, but for 30–40-somethings with short-term employment contracts, it seems to be a perfect fit.