Career destabilization Myths evidence and consequences for pensions

Internationally spirited webinar on career destabilization with Finnish and European presenters:

The Finnish Centre for Pensions will host an internationally spirited webinar on Career destabilization with Finnish and European presenters on Monday 13th of September 2021.

Here is a little glimpse into the topics presented:

"There are often concerns in popular discourse that careers have become more fragmented and unstable in recent decades. Phenomena such as globalisation, technological change, economic crises, and labour market deregulation are believed to contribute to growingly discontinuous and precarious employment with more frequent movements in and out of work and between jobs. Despite these myths, research has found very little evidence for trends towards more destabilised careers.

In this research webinar, we present some of the most recent studies on changes in employment career stability in Finland and Europe during the past few decades. Furthermore, we look at the penalties and premiums of career stability for earnings and, therefore indirectly, for pensions. Finally, we discuss if pension systems should play a role to mitigate the impact of unstable careers and if so, how?"

All presentations will be given in English, and although the context is primarily Finnish, the topics and discussions connect to a larger European perspective. 


  • Satu Ojala (Tampere University): Employment careers in Finland: Stable for most, weaker among women and low educated 
  • Zachary Van Winkle (Sciences Po, Paris): The complexity of employment life courses across 20th century Europe
  • Aart-Jan Riekhoff (Finnish Centre for Pensions): Is career instability good or bad for the development of your earnings? A Finnish cross-cohort analysis  
  • Commentator: Pasi Moisio (chair of the Social Security Committee, research professor, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare)

The Webinar requires registration and will take place on Monday 13.9.2021. 14–15.15 Finnish time (i.e. 1pm-2.15pm Central European Time

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