Like many countries, the Finns have been struggling  with the question of how to keep a strong workforce and balance the budget as the population ages.

The government’s solution:  Raise the retirement age to 65 and extend the number of years that Finns spend in the workforce by getting them out of school earlier.

As reported in the Helsinki Times, the goal for these changes  is to institute structural reforms to ensure that new state debt is kept under control while overseeing growth in the economy through job stimulation.