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Table 4

Ratios of yearly earnings, yearly pension, lifetime pension, and life expectancy at age 60 between education and earnings groups

MenWomen
1920 Cohort Ratio1925 Cohort Ratio1920 Cohort Ratio1925 Cohort Ratio
Primary vs. Tertiary Education     
 Yearly earnings (average over ages 50–59) 2.28 2.08 2.66 2.13 
 Yearly pension (average over ages 66–75) 1.84 1.84 1.93 1.90 
 Lifetime pension income (at ages 60+) 2.09 2.05 2.07 2.00 
 Life expectancy at age 60 1.13 1.17 1.12 1.11 
Lowest vs. Highest Earnings Quintiles     
 Yearly earnings (average over ages 50–59) 4.10 3.69 58.33 13.63 
 Yearly pension (average over ages 66–75) 2.82 2.74 2.86 3.10 
 Lifetime pension income (at ages 60+) 3.32 3.14 2.73 2.76 
 Life expectancy at age 60 1.25 1.25 1.03 1.05 
MenWomen
1920 Cohort Ratio1925 Cohort Ratio1920 Cohort Ratio1925 Cohort Ratio
Primary vs. Tertiary Education     
 Yearly earnings (average over ages 50–59) 2.28 2.08 2.66 2.13 
 Yearly pension (average over ages 66–75) 1.84 1.84 1.93 1.90 
 Lifetime pension income (at ages 60+) 2.09 2.05 2.07 2.00 
 Life expectancy at age 60 1.13 1.17 1.12 1.11 
Lowest vs. Highest Earnings Quintiles     
 Yearly earnings (average over ages 50–59) 4.10 3.69 58.33 13.63 
 Yearly pension (average over ages 66–75) 2.82 2.74 2.86 3.10 
 Lifetime pension income (at ages 60+) 3.32 3.14 2.73 2.76 
 Life expectancy at age 60 1.25 1.25 1.03 1.05 

Source: Authors' calculation based on linked administrative data from Statistics Sweden.

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