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Iäkäs miestyöntekijä sekoittaa maalia.

Three in five self-employed intend to work past retirement age

The self-employed expect to continue working past retirement age clearly more often than employees. The biggest reason for staying on is having enjoyable and inspiring work, but financial reasons come into play as well. Only half of the self-employed feel they are paying enough to provide sufficient pension cover. Some plan to continue working because […]

European network MoveS holds seminar in September in Finland

What is the status of cross-border cooperation between European social security institutions today? Where are we heading from the point of view of European experts? These topics will be discussed at the MoveS seminar arranged in Helsinki, Finland, on 13 September.

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European network MoveS holds seminar in September in Finland

What is the status of cross-border cooperation between European social security institutions today? Where are we heading from the point of view of European experts? These topics will be discussed at the MoveS seminar arranged in Helsinki, Finland, on 13 September.

View the visualised money flows of earnings-related pensions

The pension assets of the earnings-related pension scheme decreased in 2018 by 6.1 billion euros, amounting to 196 billion euros at year-end. The last time the pension assets decreased was in 2011, as a result of the euro crisis. Examine the money flows with the visualisation of the earnings-related pension money flows.

Pro gradu -palkinnon voittanut Natalia Edelmann pitää kunniakirjaa kädessään puutarhassa.

Pro Gradu Award to Natalia Edelmann

Each year, the Finnish Centre for Pensions grants a Pro Gradu Award to a distinguished Master’s thesis. This year, the award was granted to a thesis from the Tampere University on rehabilitation within the earnings-related pension system. The author of the winning thesis, Natalia Edelmann, has a clear vision: she wants to prevent discontinued rehabilitations.

What do we expect of social security?

One of the most distinguished experts on social indicators, Rudi Van Dam (Chair of the Indicators Subgroup ISG) is one of the keynote speakers at Pension Adequacy in Europe – Today and Tomorrow. The conference, a side event of Finland’s EU presidency, is organised in Helsinki on 17 September 2019 by the Finnish Centre for […]

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Iäkäs miestyöntekijä sekoittaa maalia.

Three in five self-employed intend to work past retirement age

The self-employed expect to continue working past retirement age clearly more often than employees. The biggest reason for staying on is having enjoyable and inspiring work, but financial reasons come into play as well. Only half of the self-employed feel they are paying enough to provide sufficient pension cover. Some plan to continue working because […]

Indicators of social security and growing workforce mobility

The adequacy of pensions gains in importance for the economic well-being of an ever-growing share of ageing Europeans. One of the keynote speakers, Rudi Van Dam (Chair of ISG), points out that the social security indicators have to be improved and made more multi-dimensional. The job is not easy, because the indicators are a politically […]

Depression leads increasingly more often to disability

In 2018, nearly 1,300 persons retired on an earnings-related disability pension (up by 7% since 2017). The growth was evident in particular in the number of granted disability pensions due to depression. Two out of three new retirees on a disability pension due to depression were women. Three out of five of them were aged […]

Average monthly pension 1,680 euros

The monthly pension of more than half of the pensioners is below 1,500 euros. Seven per cent get a monthly pension that is higher than 3,000 euros. One in three over-16-year-old in Finland is a pensioner.

Low birth rates complicate future pension financing

The pension financing outlook is stable for the next few decades. The insurance contribution under the Employees Pensions Act (TyEL contribution) can be kept below 25 per cent of the wages until the 2050s. However, in the long run, the low birth rates will cause a pronounced pressure to raise the contribution rate. The required […]