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How much has the retirement age of Finns and Nordic citizens increased? How does the level of education affect the labour market exit age in European countries? Attend our research webinar in English on 7 June 2022 at 14.00-15.15 EEST (13:00–14:15 CEST) to hear the latest research findings on this topic.

In many European countries, the average age at which people retire or exit the labour market lags behind official retirement ages. Moreover, the exit age – the age at which people exit the labour market and stop working – varies between countries. The possibilities to extend working lives also differ between groups within societies.

In our webinar, we will present two new studies by the Finnish Centre for Pensions. The first compares the retirement and exit ages in the Nordic countries and Estonia between 2007 and 2020, while the second compares effective exit ages by educational level in 16 European countries between 2003 and 2020.

In the webinar, we will discuss the possibilities for comparisons between countries and how various indicators of labour market exit can support policy making. 

Research webinar (Teams), Tuesday 7 June 2022, 14:00-15:15 (EEST) / 13:00-14:15 (CEST)



Jari Kannisto & Mika Vidlund (Finnish Centre for Pensions): Effective retirement age and exit age in Nordic countries and Estonia

Aart-Jan Riekhoff & Kati Kuitto (Finnish Centre for Pensions): Educational differences in effective exit ages in 16 European countries


Kristoffer Lundberg, Chair of the Indicator Sub-Group of the Social Protection Committee of the EU; Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden

Saana Siekkinen, Director, The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK


Register for the webinar via Webropol. You will receive a Teams invitation by e-mail closer to the event.


Site amended on 1 June 2022 at 17:26: title of Kristoffer Lundberg updated

Finnish Centre for Pensions – Central body of and expert on statutory earnings-related pensions