Female retirees who live abroad get much smaller pensions from Finland than male retirees. For example, male retirees living in Portugal got €4,890 per month on average, while female retirees got €1,750. Women’s lower pensions are partly explained by the fact that many of the women have moved abroad at a young age and have therefore not had time to earn much of a pension from Finland.
Read more about the gender gap in pensions paid abroad in the latest English Summary of Työeläke (2:2018), published on 9 April 2018. The English Summary also includes brief accounts of
- an interview with the Italian researcher Francesca Bettio on the gender gap in pensions in the EU,
- the gender gap in pensions in Finland, where the average monthly pension of women was €400 lower than that of men in 2017, and
- how the improved rehabilitation services pay off: three out of five workers who have gone through rehabilitation have returned to work.
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.