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23-June-2009

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Pensions at a Glance 2009: Highlights for the US

The United States’ private pension funds have been heavily hit by the financial crisis, with real losses of 26.2% in 2008... Nearly one in four US seniors live in poverty on international measures. This is the fifth highest old-age poverty in the OECD countries just under double the OECD average

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23-June-2009

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Pensions at a Glance 2009: Highlights for Ireland

Ireland’s private pension funds have been heavily hit by the financial crisis, with real losses of 37.5% in 2008... More than 30% of Ireland’s pensioners live in poverty (on international measures)...

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23-June-2009

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Pensions at a Glance 2009: Highlights for Italy in Italian

L’Italia aveva la più elevata spesa pensionistica pubblica... I cambiamenti legiferati in Italia che avrebbero dovuto aumentare l’étà pensionabile e ridotto les prestazioni previdenziali in modo da rispeccchiare l’allungamento dell speranza di vita sono stati rimandati o ritardati...

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8-June-2009

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Investment Risk and Pensions: Impact on Individual Retirement Incomes and Government Budgets (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 87)

This paper explores how uncertainty over investment returns affects individuals’ retirement incomes and government budgets. The paper uses the OECD pension models to explore the implications of a range of possible outcomes for investment returns.

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8-June-2009

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Investment Risk and Pensions: Measuring Uncertainty in Returns (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 70)

This paper explores how uncertainty over investment returns affects pension systems. The scale of investment risk is measured in this paper using historical data on returns on equities and bonds in major OECD economies over the past quarter century.

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10-April-2009

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Pension reform in Chile revisited: what has been learned? (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 86, 2009)

The paper describes Chile’s pension reform of 1980, which replaced the existing pay-as-you-go public pension programs by a new funded pension program managed by private companies (the “AFP´s”)...

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10-April-2009

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Pension Schemes for the Self-employed in OECD Countries (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 84)

This paper reviews three key aspects of pension schemes available to self-employed workers: coverage, contributions and benefits. In each part, analyses are undertaken not just by describing the rules governing these schemes ...

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6-April-2009

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OECD Reviews of Labour Market and Social Policies: Chile

This report analyses in detail the implications of recent developments in Chile's labour market and social policy and considers the available policy options from the perspective of OECD countries’ experience.

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4-March-2009

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