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Effective Retirement Age

The effective retirement age has risen clearly

In 2014, the average effective retirement age in the earnings-related pension scheme was 61.2 years. The effective retirement age rose by 0.3 years compared to the previous year, exceeding the forecasts. Changes in the effective retirement age are measured by the expected effective retirement age, which is based on pension contingencies in different age cohorts.

In 2014, the total number of new pensioners declined compared to the year before. Less than 19,000 persons retired on a disability pension, a decline of 8 per cent year-on-year. As in 2013, more than 50,000 persons retired on an old-age pension in 2014.

Effective retirement age in the earnings-related pension scheme

Expected effective retirement age for 25-year-olds and 50-year-olds

 Year 25-year-olds  50-year-olds
 2007  59.5  61.6
 2008  59.4  61.4
 2009  59.8  61.7
 2010  60.4  62.3
 2011  60.5  62.4
 2012  60.9  62.7
 2013  60.9  62.6
 2014  61.2   62.8

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