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Pensions at a Glance 2015

OECD and G20 indicators

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Published on December 01, 2015

Also available in: French

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The 10-year anniversary edition of Pensions at a Glance highlights the pension reforms undertaken by OECD and G20 countries over the last two years. Two special chapters provide deeper analysis of first-tier pension schemes and of the impact of short or interrupted careers, due to late entry into employment, childcare or unemployment, on pension entitlements. Another chapter analyses the sensitivity of long-term pension replacement rates on various parameters. A range of indicators for comparing pension policies and their outcomes between OECD and G20 countries is also provided.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Editorial – The next frontier for pension policy: Focusing more on social sustainability
Executive summary
Recent pension reforms
The role of first-tier pensions
How incomplete careers affect pension entitlements
Sensitivity of replacement rates to the model parameters
Design of pension systems5 chapters available
Architecture of national pension systems
Basic, targeted and minimum pensions
Earnings-related pensions
Current retirement ages
Future retirement ages
Pension entitlements8 chapters available
Methodology and assumptions
Gross pension replacement rates
Gross pension replacement rates: Mandatory and voluntary schemes
Tax treatment of pensions and pensioners
Net pension replacement rates
Net pension replacement rates: Mandatory and voluntary schemes
Gross pension wealth
Net pension wealth
Demographic and economic context6 chapters available
Fertility
Life expectancy
Old-age dependency ratio
Employment rates of older workers
Effective age of labour market exit
Expected years in retirement
Incomes and poverty of older people3 chapters available
Incomes of older people
Old-age income poverty
Average worker earnings
Finances of retirement-income systems4 chapters available
Mandatory pension contributions
Public expenditure on pensions
Pension-benefit expenditures: Public and private
Long-term projections of public pension expenditure
Private pensions and public pension reserve funds7 chapters available
Coverage of private pensions
Institutional structure of private pension plans
Assets in pension funds and public pension reserve funds
Asset allocation of pension funds and public pension reserve funds
Investment performance of pension funds and public pension reserve funds
Pension fund operating costs and fees
DB funding ratios
Pensions at a Glance 2015: Country profiles43 chapters available
Guide to the country profiles
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
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Country-specific findings


PENSION POLICY NOTES
 for a few additional countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Korea, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, Colombia)

COUNTRY PROFILES (brief summary of national retirment-income systems):

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   Other G20 countries

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