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OECD Pensions at a Glance 2007
Public Policies across OECD Countries
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  08 Jun 2007
Pages: 204 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264032149 , OECD Code: 812007071P1
Price:   €30 | $42 | £27 | ¥3900 | MXN540 , Standard shipping included!
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Superseded by: Pensions at a Glance 2013 - OECD and G20 Indicators - (Available (Print on Demand))
Other Versions:  E-book - PDF Format

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Description

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. Two new and important sections have been added to this edition:  (1) Description and analysis of pension reform in OECD countries during the past decade; and (2) a closer look at the complex range of private, voluntary retirement plans now playing a greater role in pension-provision in many OECD countries. This edition includes StatLinks, URLs under each statistical table and graph linking to Excel ® spreadsheets containing the underlying data.

About the first edition of Pensions at a Glance:

"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

Named one of 12 international "notable government documents" by the American Library Association.


Table of contents:

Editorial: Pension Reform - The Unfinished Agenda
Executive Summary
Structure of the Report and Methodology
Part I. Comparing Pension Policies of OECD Countries
Overview of Retirement Income Provision
Key Features of Pension System Design
Retirement Income Provisions
-Gross Pension Replacement Rates
-Net Pension Replacement Rates
-Gross Pension Wealth
-Net Pension Wealth
-Progressivity of Pension Benefit Formulae
-Pension-Earnings Link
-Weighted Averages: Pension Levels and Pension Wealth
-Structure of the Pension Package
References
Part II. Pension Reforms and Private Pensions
1. A Decade of Pension Reforms: The Impact on Future Benefits
2. The Role of Private Pensions in Providing Future Retirement Incomes
-Coverage of Private Pensions
-Types of Voluntary Private Pension Provision
-Mandatory Replacement Rates and the Pension Savings Gap
-Mandatory Replacement Rates and Private Pension Coverage
-Filling the Retirement Savings Gap
-Contribution Density and the Retirement Savings Gap
-Real Rates of Return on Investments and the Retirment Savings Gap
-Indicative Gross Replacement Rates Including Voluntary Pensions
-Conclusions and Future Developments
-Annex: Gross Replacement Rates Including Defined Benefit Occupational Plans
-References
Part III. Country Studies
-Introduction
-Australia
-Austria
-Belgium
-Canada
-Czech Republic
-Denmark
-Finland
-France
-Germany
-Greece
-Hungary
-Iceland
-Ireland
-Italy
-Japan
-Korea
-Luxembourg
-Mexico
-Netherlands
-New Zealand
-Norway
-Poland
-Portugal
-Slovak Republic
-Spain
-Sweden
-Switzerland
-Turkey
-United Kingdom
-United States
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