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Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Work promotion of Finnish pension policy



"The Finnish workforce is ageing rapidly. In 2030, nearly one in four Finns will be aged 65 and over. An important aim of the Finnish pension reform of 2005 is thus to prolong participation in working life, which will be discussed in this chapter. The reform focuses, for example, on restrictions on pre-retirement and on the economic incentives to continue in working life, including a fl exible retirement age ranging from 63 to 68 years and a bonus accrual rate of 4.5 per cent for those who continue working after 62 years old. According to recent surveys on the retirement intentions of ageing employees, fi nancial incentives alone will not be suffi cient to meet the goal of increased longevity in working life. In addition, action is needed especially at the level of the workplace itself. While it is recognised that people at the fl exible retirement age have some potential work ability, it remains to be seen whether the incentives and other work promotion measures will be suffi cient to keep those who are able to work in employment. A particularly great challenge and impediment to the prolongation of work careers will be the work disability caused by mental problems." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))


  • Gould, Raija
  • Laukkanen, Erkki

Bibliographical information

Gould, Raija; Laukkanen, Erkki (2006): Work promotion of Finnish pension policy. In: C. Sproß (Ed.), Beschäftigungsförderung älterer Arbeitnehmer in Europa, (Beiträge zur Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, 299), Nürnberg, pp. 133-155.