Pension systems

Pensions at a Glance 2019

OECD and G20 Indicators

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Published on November 27, 2019

Also available in: French

The 2019 edition of Pensions at a Glance highlights the pension reforms undertaken by OECD countries over the last two years. Moreover, two special chapters focus on non-standard work and pensions in OECD countries, take stock of different approaches to organising pensions for non-standard workers in the OECD, discuss why non-standard work raises pension issues and suggest how pension settings could be improved.This edition also updates information on the key features of pension provision in OECD countries and provides projections of retirement income for today’s workers. It offers indicators covering the design of pension systems, pension entitlements, the demographic and economic context in which pension systems operate, incomes and poverty of older people, the finances of retirement-income systems and private pensions.

press and overview information

Press release: Countries should strengthen pension systems to adapt to changing world of work

Communiqué de presse : Les pays doivent renforcer leurs régimes de retraite pour s’adapter à l’évolution du monde du travail
Pressemitteilung auf deutsch


Social Media:

  • The number of over 65s compared to working-age people will almost double in the next 40 years [@OECD_Social]
  • Poverty rates of people 65+ is higher than the average, in a number of #OECD countries, but not in others [@stescarpetta
  • Growth in employment rates of #OlderWorkers has been strong over the last 2 decades, far outpacing the rest of the working age population [@OECD_Social
  • DidYouKnow? Women get 25% lower #pensions than men, mainly due to shorter careers, fewer hours worked and lower wages [@OECD]
  • In #TheFutureOfWork more people are likely to be self-employed; yet on average, future pensions for them are expected to be substantially lower than for employees [@stescarpetta


Country specific findings 


country profiles of pension systems

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Non OECD countries: 


Pensions at a glance 2017: country information


OECD Pensions-at-Glance indicators in OECD.Stat browser



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