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)
The faculty exam 13.6. will be organised in alternative ways of performance. Registration for the exam ends 31.5. at 23:59 All the information about alternative ways of performance you can find in course pages. Please contact the responsible teacher if you do not find how to conduct the exam.
Contact teaching and a learning journal
a book examination