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“We’re all in this together”

Finland has the lowest infant morality rate in the world thanks to this simple care package. New parents in Finland are given a box filled with everything their baby will need during their first year. Apart from the practical utility of this gift from the government, new parents feel that they are part of something, that they are not alone in their new role as parents. Perhaps it is the combination of that care package and the feeling of social cohesion this brings that had lead to Finland’s low infant mortality.

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