Social policies and data

Pensions at a Glance 2007


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Government-mandated pension and retirement policies have changed dramatically during the past decade. Pensions at a Glance presents a consistent framework for comparing public-pension policies across OECD countries, as well as reliable data. The report thus provides the basis for not only evaluating existing pension systems, but also designing and implementing future reforms.

This second edition updates in-depth information on the key features of mandatory pension systems—both public and private--in the 30 OECD countries, including projections of retirement income for today’s workers.


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About the first edition of Pensions at a Glance

Named a "Notable Government Document" by the American Library Association.

"The massive OECD report, Pensions at a Glance, deserves much more than a glance.  It is a compendium of facts and analyses that should inform policy-making and public debate around the world for years to come.  By providing in clear and easy-to-understand form a wealth of information about pension systems throughout the OECD, it will make it much harder for even the most insular to ignore the valuable lessons to be learned from the pension experience of other nations."
-- Henry J. Aaron, The Brookings Institution

The complete edition of Pensions at a Glance is available from:

  • SourceOECD for subscribing institutions and many libraries
  • OECD Online Bookshop for non-subscribers -- Did you know you can browse the book online via our online bookshop? By clicking on the "Browse it" icone
  • Government officials with accounts () can go to the "Books" tab on OLIS.
  • Password-protected web site for accredited journalists

Country-specific highlights

Austria Germany
Italy Poland
Portugal Slovak Republic
United Kingdom  


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