Project: Promoting gender equality in pensions
Promoting gender equality in pensions was a project that aimed to generate discussion about differences between pensions paid to men and women. It also aimed to improve people’s and decision-makers’ awareness of the reasons behind the pension gap. The project was in progress 2018-2020.
The project compiled and distributed information to decision-makers and strove to bring the gender perspective into public discussion and decision-making.
The project was led by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in cooperation with the Finnish Centre for Pensions, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) and the Finnish Pension Alliance TELA.
The project received funding from the EU’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014–2020).
The project organised an open online seminar for the Finnish audience on the 28 October 2020.
- Pension differences between women and men. Overview of research and statistics (report in Finnish) (Institutional Repository for the Government)
- Calculate the impact of family leave on your pension (Calculator on Työeläke.fi)
- Family leave and pension (Brochure)
- Family leave and pension (YouTube)
- Retirement and income (Brochure)
- Promoting gender equality in pensions (Brochure)
- Reform of survivors’ pensions makes own pension increasingly important, by Suvi Ritola, Finnish Centre for Pensions
- Gender pension gap from the perspective of Kela-awarded pensions, by Karoliina Koskenvuo & Reeta Pösö, Kela