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  • 16-March-2011

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    Ageing and Employment Policies - Statistics on average effective age of retirement

    One indicator of retirement behaviour that abstracts from more general factorsaffecting the level of participation rates is the average effective age at which older workers withdraw from the labour force

  • 28-October-2010

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    Decomposing National Defined-Contribution Pensions: Experience of the OECD Countries' Reforms (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 109)

    This paper compares notional defined-contribution pension schemes (also known as notional accounts) with two alternative designs of earnings-related pension schemes: points systems and definedbenefit plans.

  • 1-October-2010

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    Trends in Pension Eligibility Ages and Life Expectancy, 1950-2050 (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 105)

    The pensionable age is the most visible parameter of retirement-income systems. This paper surveys pensionable ages in the OECD for a period of a century: back to 1950 and forward to 2050.

  • 16-September-2010

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    Can social policy make a difference to the quality of life?

    Presentation at "Different dimensions of the quality of life, Turning Economic Growth into Better Quality of Life in Europe" Brussels on 14th September 2010.

  • 20-January-2010

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  • 10-August-2009

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    Should Pension Systems Recognise "Hazardous and Arduous Work"? (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 91)

    Special pensions for workers in hazardous or arduous jobs have long been a feature of the pension landscape and, recently, they are the subject of a great deal of debate. This paper discusses the incidence, structure and justification of these special pension schemes in OECD countries.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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”)...

  • 10-April-2009

    English

    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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