The research of the Finnish Centre for Pensions provides high-standard and up-to-date information for decision makers, experts and citizens on the functioning of the pension system and the efficiency and effectiveness of pension policy measures and reforms. Research is one of our statutory tasks.
We conduct independent empirical research in the social and economic sciences. Our interdisciplinary research focuses on the length of working lives, retirement patterns, adequate pensions and the financial sustainability of the pension system. overall pension provision and related themes. Our research involves active research cooperation and communication.
Our research activities are based on a programme that spans several years and depicts research and focal areas (in terms of content) that are important for the near-future improvement of pensions. Our current research programme period began at the beginning of 2020.
Ongoing research projects
The focal areas of our research are working lives and their development, retirement patterns, pension adequacy and the financial sustainability of the pension system. Other themes that offer cross-sections of and connections between the focal areas include an assessment of the effects of pension reforms, differences between population, socioeconomic, gender and age groups and regional areas, as well as international comparisons.
Special issue on pensions and retirement
The special issue of Social Policy & Administration “Inequalities in pensions and retirement: Life-courses and pension systems in comparative perspective” provides up-to-date analyses that compare European pension systems and how they cushion inequalities.
Destabilised careers, poorer pensions?
Globalisation, deindustrialisation, automation, digitalisation and liberalisation are often believed to make working life more fragmented and unstable. We investigated such claims in the recently …
Mind the gap! Educational differences in average effective ages of retirement
The Finnish Centre for Pensions recently reported that Finns continue to retire at a later age. In line with the rising eligibility age for the old-age pension, the average retirement age went up …