Publications & Documents


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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28-July-2009

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Corporate governance of insurers - IAIS-OECD issues paper

This paper provides background on insurer corporate governance, describes practices and identifies possible regulatory and supervisory issues. It was developed jointly by the OECD and the IAIS.

20-July-2009

English, , 611kb

Investment Regulations and Defined Contribution Pensions, OECD Working Papers on Insurance and Private Pensions, No.37

This paper assesses the impact of different quantitative approaches to regulate investment risk on the retirement income stemming from defined contribution (DC) pension plans. It looks at how such regulations affect the spectrum of investment policies available and, through this channel, how they affect the retirement income that an individual may expect from a DC pension plan.

7-July-2009

English, , 251kb

OECD Recommendation on Core Principles of Occupational Pension Regulation

This OECD Recommendation invites governments to encourage implementation of the Core Principles of Occupational Pension Regulation to assist in meeting those objectives.

7-July-2009

English, , 118kb

OECD Guidelines for Pension Fund Governance

These guidelines aim at setting international standards for the governance of private pension funds, in view of protecting people's pensions from mismanagement and fraud.

7-July-2009

English, , 628kb

Methodology for Assessing Implementation of OECD Core Principles of Occupational Pension Regulation: 30 June 2009

Methodology for Assessing Implementation of OECD Core Principles of Occupational Pension Regulation

23-June-2009

English, , 371kb

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 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

Italian, , 371kb

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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23-June-2009

English, , 353kb

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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