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Research Seminar on 5 September 2018

Flexible Retirement – Do Pension Reforms Work in the Expected Direction?

Many countries, including Finland, have implemented pension reforms in the context of demographic aging. At our seminar, we will discuss recent research on the effect pension reforms have had on the retirement age and employment rates of older workers.

Keynote speaker: Axel Börsch-Supan (Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy)

Read more about the seminar and the following SHARE-related meeting

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Pension System in Graphs and Figures

Download the slideshow or use it via SlideShare. Earnings-related Pension System in Graphs and Figures includes key information of the Finnish earnings-related pension system.


Many countries have tried to raise employment rates and extend the working lives of elderly workers with different flexible retirement options. Axel Börsch-Supan argues that the solutions have failed.