Funded and private pensions

Private Pensions: OECD Classification and Glossary



14/03/2005 - Discussions on pension policy are often unnecessarily complicated by misunderstandings over basic definitions. Therefore, one of the first tasks of the OECD Working Party on Private Pensions was the creation of a classification of private pension systems that was applicable world-wide. The classification contains a separate glossary of terms used in the private pensions field. This publication is a practical tool for government pension officials, academic and business communities, and journalists worldwide. It is hoped that it will contribute to mutual understanding, one of the key objectives of the OECD’s work.

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