30/11/2015 - The aftermath of the global economic crisis continues to strain pension systems. What impact have recent reforms had for governments and pensioners? Could the current system of minimum pensions or safety nets lead to a rise in pensioner poverty in the future? And how will the pension benefits of people with shorter careers due to late entry in the labour market, unemployment and caring for children be affected?
The newest edition of Pensions at a Glance discusses these and other pension policy issues for OECD and G20 countries. It will be released at 11.00 CET on Tuesday 1 December.
Journalists are invited to attend events taking place in Berlin, London, Paris, Rome and Washington DC:
Paris, 30 November (under embargo) - at the OECD: Cyrille Lachèvre, economics journalist at l’Opinion and member of the Association de journalistes économiques et financiers (AJEF), will host a briefing with OECD pensions experts Hervé Boulhol and Anna d’Addio of the OECD’s Social Policy division at 1.00 p.m. To register, journalists should contact Caroline Tourrier of the OECD Media division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 80 99)
Washington, DC, 30 November (under embargo) - Embargoed teleconference briefing at 10:30am ET for US media with OECD pensions expert Hervé Boulhol. To register, journalists should contact Miguel Gorman of the OECD Washington Center (tel. +1 202 822-3865)
London, 1 December - at the Institute for Fiscal Studies: IFS Director Paul Johnson will host a briefing with Mark Pearson, OECD Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, and OECD pension expert Andrew Reilly, at 09.30 a.m. (7 Ridgmount Street, WC1E 7AE). To register, journalists should contact Spencer Wilson of the OECD Media division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 81 18) or register at http://www.ifs.org.uk/events/1231.
Berlin, 1 December - at the OECD Berlin Centre: Monika Queisser, head of the OECD’s Social Policy division, will host a briefing at 10.00 a.m. (Schumannstrasse 10, D-10117 Berlin). To register, journalists should send a message to email@example.com or contact Sabine Vollmer (tel. + 49 30 28 88 353).
Rome, 1 December - at the Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale: Stefano Scarpetta, OECD Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, and OECD pension expert Anna d’Addio, at 10.45 a.m. (Palazzo Wedekind, Piazza Colonna 366). To register, journalists should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or to request a copy under embargo, journalists should contact Spencer Wilson of the OECD Media division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 81 18). Copies of the report will be sent on the morning of Monday 30 November. Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions.