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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 Canada

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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23-June-2009

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Pensions at a Glance 2009: Highlights for the UK

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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23-June-2009

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Pensions at a Glance 2009: Highlights for France

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...

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23-June-2009

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Crisis highlights the need for sweeping pension reforms, says OECD

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.

18-June-2009

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Private Pensions and Policy Responses to the Crisis

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

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.

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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.

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25-May-2009

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