After completing the course, students will have a good knowledge of the socio-political challenges caused by changes to the age structure of the population. Students will also be able to analyse ways to meet these challenges.
The course familiarises students with how Finnish social and public policy has reacted to an ageing population. Pension policies and their recent reforms will be examined.
Related literature for contact teaching will be separately announced.
The following books are required for the book examination option:
Bond, John & Peace, Sheila & Dittman-Kohli, Freya & Westerhof, Gerben (eds.): Ageing in Society. 2008. Sage.
Suomen eläkejärjestelmän sopeutuminen eliniän pitenemiseen. Eläkekysymysten asiantuntijatyöryhmän raportti. 2013. Finnish Centre for Pensions.
Timonen, Virpi: Ageing Societies: A Comparative Introduction. 2008. Open University Press.
Graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0 = Fail, 1 = Passable, 2 = Satisfactory, 3 = Good, 4 = Very Good, 5 = Excellent)
Instructions for examinations
- Faculty examinations are held in the Porthania lecture halls (Yliopistonkatu 3).
- Faculty examinations begin at 9.00. Students must arrive by 9.30 and may leave no earlier than 9.30.
- Students may take only writing utensils with them to their seats (no bags etc.). No programmable calculators or dictionaries are allowed.
- Mobile phones must be switched off.
- Examination answers must be returned to the invigilator in the examination envelope.
- Students must provide proof of identity when submitting their answers.
Contact teaching and a learning journal
a book examination