Steering group to ensure keeping an ageing study in Finland


The Finnish steering group for Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) met at the Family Federation of Finland in Helsinki on October 10th, 2017.

A group consisting of researchers and experts from ministries, universities and pension institutions aims to ensure that SHARE will stay in Finland in order that we would be better equipped to tackle the challenges of population ageing in the future. Nearly 300 000 interviews from 28 countries including longitudinal respondents provide a comparative and state-of-the-art data for researchers of economy, health and society alike. The current 7th wave is the first one Finland participates in.

Steering group members from universities will use SHARE data as part of their teaching and research while the experts from ministries and pension institutions will stress the significance of the research infrastructure within their fields. The national funding for the next data collection in 2019 is yet to be secured. However, the steering group is confident there will be organizations and policy makers that are willing to ensure that Finland will obtain good quality data on ageing in the future as well.


Members of the steering group

Anna Rotkirch, Väestöliitto
Miika Mäki, Väestöliitto
Antti Tanskanen, University of Turku
Barita Rosenström, Signemedia
Janne Pelkonen, Tela
JP Roos, University of Helsinki
Kathrin Komp, University of Helsinki
Katja Kokko, University of Jyväskylä (as of fall 2018)
Margita Klemetti, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Mari Aaltonen, University of Tampere
Mika Kukkonen, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Mikko Niemelä, University of Turku
Mirkka Danielsbacka, University of Turku / Väestöliitto
Olli Kangas, Kela
Raija Volk, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (as of fall 2018)
Seppo Koskinen, National Institute fof Health and Welfare
Susan Kuivalainen, Finnish Centre for Pensions
Tarja Tapio, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
Tuulia Hakola-Uusitalo, Ministry of Finance


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Researcher Miika Mäki
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