Guidelines for Population Policy in Finland

In March 2021, the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office has published a population policy report written by the Finnish SHARE country team leader, Anna Rotkirch. The report “Recovery of the birth rate and longer life expectancy - Guidelines for population policy in the 2020s” first examines the reasons for declining birth rates in Finland in the 2010s and Finland’s demographic change towards an ageing population. Second, it presents guidelines for securing sustainable demographic development. Through an analysis of data from the first SHARE Corona Survey, Rotkirch examines the accessibility of health care during the Corona pandemic, including a comparison of northern European countries.