Pensioners’ disposable income
The study analyses pensioners’ incomes between 1995 and 2020 using established methods of income distribution studies.
The study analyses pensioners’ incomes between 1995 and 2020 using established methods of income distribution studies. The objective of the income distribution study is to describe trends in pensioners’ incomes, income structure, equality of income distribution, inequalities and income poverty, and to assess the role of different income types, including earnings-related pension, in the generation of pensioners’ incomes and income spreading. In this study, income is measured in terms of disposable monetary income, or so-called equivalised monetary income. When calculating the equivalised monetary income, the incomes of all persons living in the same household-dwelling unit are taken into account.
The research data comprises Statistics Finland’s Total statistics on income distribution in 1995–2020 available through the remote access system and covering all household-dwelling units in Finland, combined with other registers of Statistics Finland and the Finnish Centre for Pensions.
The study will be included in a compilation work on pensioners’ pension security and incomes to be produced by the Finnish Centre for Pensions in 2022.
Responsible researcher: Marja Riihelä, [email protected],+358 295 519 442