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A typical recipient of a partial old-age pension is a 61-year-old man with an average income from work in the private sector. The average partial old-age pension is an ample 800 euros per month. A review of the first year of this new pension type reveals that almost all applicants applied for a 50% share […]
Our updated booklets help you understand social insurance and earnings-related pensions in Finland, including the changes that came into force after the 2017 pension reform.
At least two premium pension funds are suspected of having defrauded Swedish pension savers of more than 100 million euros. A reform of premium pension acts, set to come into effect in July 2018, helps Swedes retain their trust in the pension system.
This spring, we will arrange a research seminar in English on the impact of pension communication and retirees’ income. In addition, we will arrange an international research conference in May on Gender Inequalities in Employment and Pensions.
One of the keynote speakers at the conference on 18 May 2018 is Prof. Francesca Bettio, University of Siena. She has a long record of accomplishments working as an expert for the European Commission on matters relating to the female labour market and gender equality. Register for the conference now (the conference venue holds a […]
The Finnish Centre for Pensions introduces an annual award for a distinguished Master’s thesis on pensions. The value of the award is €2,000.
According to a recent study, unemployment multiplies the risk of early retirement. Women run a greater risk than men.
As a result of the 2017 pension reform, the part-time pension was replaced by the partial old-age pension. A review of the 30 year history of the part-time pension shows that it was particularly popular among white-collar workers. In 2016, every fifth retiree on a part-time pension worked in education.
Are you a foreigner working in Finland, or perhaps an employer who employs foreigners to work in Finland? Our new flyer “Worker from Abroad” will help you learn more about pension insurance in Finland. Or perhaps you are a person who lives in Finland but has worked or lived abroad? When you want to apply […]
According to a recent report, combining retirement and work is still rare in OECD countries. The desire to work in retirement has grown, but the countries have not been able to make use of the potential. OECD calls for more alternatives.
The future survivors’ pension scheme could be simpler in the future and the conditions for the children could be improved. The surviving spouse’s pension could be a fixed-term benefit. These are some of the suggestions presented by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health’s working group on survivors’ pensions.
On 22 March 2017, the Board of Directors at the Finnish Centre for Pensions has elected Heli Backman (LL.M.) as director as of 1 January 2018. Backman will begin working at the Finnish Centre for Pensions in mid-August 2017. Her predecessor, Riitta Korpiluoma, will work as the director of the legal line until the end of 2017. After […]
It’s worth coming to work at the Finnish Centre for Pensions from further away. Jan Helmdag from Greifswald, Germany, arrived for a two-week research period at the end of February.
A typical partial early old-age pension recipient is a 61-year-old man who withdraws half of his pension early. The Finnish Centre for Pensions’ monthly statistics for February reveal that a fifth of those benefiting from the new type of pension are self-employed, and three out of four are working or have last worked in the […]
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For the first time, the Finnish Centre for Pensions publishes data on the processing times for pension claims. Claims for all pension types were processed faster in the public sector than in the private one.
The income poverty risk is the most frequently used indicator of poverty. The EU has set the income poverty risk at 60% of the population’s median income. With that limit, 12.8% of Finnish retirees faced the risk of poverty in 2014.
Our updated booklet helps you understand social insurance and earnings-related pensions in Finland, including the changes that came into force on 1 January 2017.
In which ways do flexible labour markets and subsequent life-course effects challenge pension provision and how do pension systems around the world respond to such challenges? Keynote speakers at the conference include, among others, Anna D’Addio (OECD) and Joakim Palme (Uppsala University). The conference will be held at the Finnish Centre for Pensions on 19 […]
In To Finland is a shared service point of The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) and the Tax Administration, in cooperation with the Finnish Centre for Pensions, that offers information and guidance on social security, taxation issues and pensions to foreigners who have moved to Finland.
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