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27-October-2010

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Earnings of men and women working in the private sector: enriched data for pensions and tax-benefit modelling (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 108)

The OECD’s “Average-Wage” (AW) concept is commonly used as a benchmark for tax-benefit and pension modeling. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether it is possible to use richer sets of earnings data in order to customize these modeling exercises.

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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.

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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.

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13-April-2010

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Pensions in France and abroad: 7 key indicators

Populations across the OECD are ageing. In the 1950s, there were around 7 workers on average for every retiree in OECD countries. By 2010 this ratio had fallen to 4 to 1. And the cost of public pension systems keeps rising. By 2060, public spending on pensions will account for 12.5% of GDP in the European Union.

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17-September-2009

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What are Equivalence Scales?

The needs of a household grow with each additional member but – due to economies of scale in consumption– not in a proportional way. With the help of equivalence scales each household type in the population is assigned a value in proportion to its needs.

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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.

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23-June-2009

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Pensions at a Glance 2009: Highlights for Germany

The German pension system has so far been less affected by the crisis than many other OECD countries... Replacement rates for low-earners are the lowest within the OECD at 43.0%. But coverage of private pensions is high, especially for lower earners, compared with other OECD countries.<

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23-June-2009

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Pensions at a Glance 2009: Highlights for Australia

Australia’s superannuation funds have been heavily hit by the financial crisis, with real losses of 26.7% in 2008.... More than one in four Australian seniors live in poverty on international measures. The OECD welcomes the government’s increase in the age pension to address this problem...

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23-June-2009

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Pensions at a Glance 2009: Highlights for Austria

Austria has the second highest public spending on pensions in the 30 OECD countries (after Italy)... The pension replacement rate (pension entitlements relative to earnings) of 80% is much higher than the OECD average of 59%...

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