Areas of Research

  • Determinants of disability pension  
  • Trends in disability retirement, disability pension applications and rejections   
  • Follow-up of persons on temporary disability pension, recipients of vocational rehabilitation and persons having received a rejection on their disability pension claim  


My research focuses on retirement on a disability pension. I am interested in factors that contribute to disability retirement and the changes in disability retirement over time. My recent studies have dealt with risk factors of disability retirement and rejections of disability pension applications as well as company-level determinants of disability retirement and vocational rehabilitation.  My research is based on extensive register data and conducted in cooperation with, among others, researchers from Kela, the National Public Health Institute and different universities. 

Ongoing research projects

  • Changes in work disability in the 2000s
  • Measuring careers and career length trends in various population groups

Read more: Ongoing Research Projects.