Arie (Aart-Jan) Riekhoff

Senior Researcher, D.Soc.Sc.
+358 29 411 2361


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Areas of research

  • Social inequalities in work and retirement
  • Careers and labour market mobility across the life course
  • Political economy of labour market and pension reforms


My research focuses on the ways people transition from work to retirement. I am mainly interested in the role of individual characteristics and different life courses on the one hand, and the role of labour-market structures and policy context on the other. Apart from studying the Finnish situation, I am keen on doing comparative research as well.

My academic background is in quantitative Sociology and Social Policy. I am particularly interested in using advanced and innovative methods to analyse longitudinal register and survey data.

Publications in the Finnish Centre for Pensions series

Aart-Jan Riekhoff (2018) Retirement trajectories in the Netherlands and Finland. Institutional Change, Inequalities, de-standardisation and destabilisation. Finnish Centre for Pensions, Studies 05/2018.

Other publications

Aart-Jan Riekhoff & Noora Järnefelt (2018) Retirement trajectories and income redistribution through the pension system in Finland. Social Forces 97(1): 27–54.

Aart-Jan Riekhoff (2018) Institutional and socio-economic drivers of work-to-retirement trajectories in the Netherlands. Ageing & Society 38(3): 568–593.

Aart-Jan Riekhoff (2018) Extended working lives and late-career destabilisation: A longitudinal study of Finnish register data. Advances in Life Course Research 35: 114–125.

Aart-Jan Riekhoff & Noora Järnefelt (2017) Gender differences in retirement in a welfare state with high female labour market participation and competing exit pathways. European Sociological Review 33(6): 791–807.

Aart-Jan Riekhoff (2017) The divergent logics of labour market reforms in times of permanent austerity. International Journal of Social Welfare 26(1): 5–20.

Aart-Jan Riekhoff (2016) De-standardisation and differentiation of retirement trajectories in the context of extended working lives in the Netherlands. Economic and Industrial Democracy, ahead of print publication.

Seija Ilmakunnas & Aart-Jan Riekhoff (2016) Health and retirement. THL – Data Brief 2016/11.

Aart-Jan Riekhoff (2015) Globalisaatio ja työmarkkinauudistukset Euroopassa: kompensaatio- ja tehokkuushypoteesit uudelleenarvioinnissa [Globalisation and labour market reforms in Europe: The compensation and efficiency hypotheses revisited]. Työelämän tutkimus 13(3): 174–192.