Gender gap in pensions persist in spite of extended working lives

tirsdag, 27 november 2018

The working lives of men and women are almost equally long, but women still get lower old-age pensions than men. The problem lies in women’s lower wages and their work history. Extending working lives alone will not fix the gender gap in pensions, researchers at the Finnish Centre for Pensions argue.

This study focuses on new retirees in Finland in 2011. The study results speak of the gender division in labour markets.

“The calculations reveal that the length of working lives of men and women is remarkably similar. Yet men earn more pension than women do,” says Susan Kuivalainen, Head of Research at the Finnish Centre for Pensions.