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18.2.2021 Press releases

Growth of life expectancy of Finns may be slower than expected

The development of mortality greatly impacts the end results of pension projections. According to Eurostat’s population projection, the gaps in EU countries’ expected longevity will narrow. Eurostat projects that life expectancy in Finland will grow at a slower pace than projected by Statistics Finland. This would slow down the rise of the retirement age and improve pension benefits compared to national projections.