Rural and urban retirees equally satisfied with their lives
Retirees in rural areas have a lower income than those in urban areas, but the life satisfaction of both is at an equal level (7/10). Among other things, homeownership increases life satisfaction among rural retirees. This is evident in a recent study made by the Finnish Centre for Pensions that measured also the perceived economic well-being of Finnish retirees.
Read more about the study in the English Summary of Työeläke (4:2019), published on 30 August 2019. The English Summary also includes the thoughts of Mikko Kautto, the new managing director of the Finnish Centre for Pensions, and Tiina Forss, a law-student who looked at her own pension record for the first time. A brief summary of the contributions of two keynote speakers at the international conference on pension adequacy arranged in Helsinki in September, Katarina Ivanković Knežević (EC) and Rait Kuuse (SPC), is also included in the Summary (go to page 6 of the digital magazine for photographs from the conference).
Työeläke is a free-of-charge magazine directed at earnings-related pension experts. It is published five times a year by the Finnish Centre for Pensions.