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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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The proportion of retirement incomes coming from private pensions and other financial assets in Canada is one of the highest among the 30 OECD countries. Old-age income safety-nets are amongst the highest in the OECD, helping Canada have one of the lowest poverty levels...
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The United Kingdom’s private pension funds have been heavily hit by the financial crisis, with real losses of 17.4% in 2008... The proportion of retirement income package from voluntary private pensions in the UK is the highest among OECD countries.
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The over-65s rely more on public transfers for their income than almost anywhere else... Reforms of the French pension system have substantially cut future pension benefits for today’s workers: by around 20% for average earners...
Governments must continue reforms to ensure that public and private retirement income provision is socially as well as financially sustainable, according to a new OECD report.
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This report describes why occupational pensions play a major role in OECD countries and worldwide, complementing retirement income from state sources. Their financial importance is highlighted by the volume of assets they manage on behalf of plan members, USD 22 trillion at the end of 2008. Population ageing has also led many OECD countries to undertake a wide range of pension reforms – the overall effect of which has been to reduce
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.
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.
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OECD Good Practices on Financial Education and Awareness Relating to Credit, OECD, 2009