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Singlism in Finland Is Causing a Stir


Earlier this week, a top political leader in Finland declared that people who live alone are targets of unfair taxes, fees, and housing costs. The laws, she noted, are unjust.

To all of the millions and millions of solo-dwellers living somewhere other than Finland, take a moment and allow yourself some vicarious savoring. Imagine that in other countries, too, political leaders might begin to take seriously the financial challenges of people who are single, especially those singles who are living alone.

4 thoughts on “Singlism in Finland Is Causing a Stir

  • June 10, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Interesting. I’ve read several articles about singles in Finland, and while it seems there is more awareness of singles issues, there are also greater difficulties facing singles there than here in the US

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    • June 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Yes, it is interesting. According to a report by Save the Children earlier this year, Finland is the best country in the world for mothers. I think it is fair to say that Social Security in Finland is very focused on families. So are the politicians. The financial situation for people living as couples has also improved during the last few years.

      This is all very good and something to be grateful for, were it not for the fact that the situation for singles has not improved. Rather on the contrary. In a comparison done between 18 European countries in 2010, Finnish singles were the second poorest next to Bulgaria.

      There seems to be a kind of obliviousness and a lack of knowledge in Society, when it comes to singles. Or is it maybe indifference?

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  • June 20, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you Bella for all the effort you’ve made to our cause. At my point of view I see that our cause isn’t that significant because of the fact that Finland as a nation has a population less or around the same as Los Angeles. This fact is also a two-bladed sword in a way that when something has to be realized, it’s easier to do it in a small scale before proposing to the masses. And this is the point I encourage you to take advantage. You made yourself a superstar amongst our association members already. Be free to use our success to advance your success.

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    • June 23, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks so much, Tomi, for your very kind words, and thanks for all you do, too! (And sorry for the delay in getting your comment prosted; I was traveling. Sometimes Psych Central has someone who approves comments but that did not seem to happen over the last few days.)

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