Benefits in Norway, age 0-18
A reason many people feel relaxed and are able to take good care of their family in Norway is because the benefits in Norway are the insurance for the population to get support and care in times when they need special help.
When a person is growing up in Norway, their parents will get childcare money every month. The mother that is pregnant will get care and follow up care after her pregnancy for free. Both parents may take courses on how to make the best of a giving birth situation for free, there will be medical follow ups for the baby and even a visit at your home if you want to check everything is OK with the baby and that the feeding is going well – for free.
You may also, but as part of the advertisement from the baby care industries, be offered free start up kits for the baby.
As the baby grows older and becomes an infant, there are several offers provided for free. This includes dental care, vaccinations and all other hospital care. Of course, all education, 7 years of primary school, 3 years of secondary school and 3 years of high school/vocational school is free, and for the first 10 years there are free books, and the last 3 years are supported with non/low interest loans and scholarships.