28/11/2017 - Balancing the financial sustainability of pension systems with the need to ensure pensioners have an adequate income in retirement is an increasingly difficult challenge, given the projected acceleration of population ageing, higher inequality during the working age and the changing nature of work. What impact have recent reforms had for governments and pensioners? And how are countries adapting their pension systems, if at all, to introduce more flexible retirement opportunities, so that people can retire early, gradually or keep working past retirement age?
The 2017 edition of Pensions at a Glance discusses these and other pension policy issues for OECD and G20 countries. It will be released at 11.00 CET on Tuesday 5 December.
Journalists are invited to attend events taking place in Berlin, London and Paris:
Berlin, 4 December (under embargo) - at the OECD Berlin Centre: Monika Queisser, head of the OECD’s Social Policy division, will host a briefing at 10.00 a.m. (Schumannstrasse 10, D-10117 Berlin). To register, journalists should send a message to email@example.com or contact Matthias Rumpf (tel. + 49 30 28 88 35 41).
Paris, 4 December (under embargo) - at the OECD: Françoise Croigneau, vice-president of the Association de journalistes économiques et financiers (AJEF), will host a briefing with OECD pensions expert Hervé Boulhol of the OECD’s Social Policy division at 12.30 p.m. To register, journalists should contact Juliet Lawal of the OECD Media division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 13 69).
London, 5 December - at the Institute for Fiscal Studies: IFS Associate Director Rowena Crawford will host an event open to media with Mark Pearson, OECD Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, at 10.00 a.m. (7 Ridgmount Street, WC1E 7AE). To register, journalists should contact Spencer Wilson of the OECD Media division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 81 18) or register directly at https://www.ifs.org.uk/events/1559.
Country notes will be available for Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Requests for electronic advance copies of Pensions at a Glance 2017 and country notes, under embargo, should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions. Copies of the report will be sent on the morning of Monday 4 December.
For more information, journalists should contact Spencer Wilson of the OECD Media division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 81 18).
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