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OECD Reviews of Pension Systems: Ireland
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  07 May 2014
Pages: 148 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264208797 , OECD Code: 812014061P1
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This report provides an international perspective on Irelandís retirement income provision for a focused review on the viability and long-term impact of proposed changes in pension policy, taking into account the impact of the economic downturn. It covers all components of the pension system: state, private personal and occupational plans and schemes for public-sector employees.

Table of contents:

Acronyms and abbreviations 9
Executive summary 11
Chapter 1. Introduction and overview 15
-Introduction 16
-The OECD vision for pensions 18
-The European Commissionís White Paper on Pensions 19
-Irelandís pension system in international comparison 20
-References 24
Chapter 2. The Irish pension system today 27
-Structure of the public pension system 28
-Financing of public pensions 30
-Private pension arrangements 30
-References  58
Chapter 3. Future challenges for the Irish pension system: Adequacy, sustainability, modernity and equity 59
-Introduction 60
-Concept of pension adequacy 60
-Assessment of the adequacy of pension benefits in Ireland  61
-Concept of financial sustainability of pensions 66
-Assessment of financial sustainability of the Irish pension system 67
-The concept of modernity 74
-The assessment of modernity: Delivering longer working lives 75
-The concept of equity 82
-Assessment of equity in the Irish public and occupational pension systems 83
-References 89
Chapter 4. Options for pension reform in Ireland 91
-Critical elements for pension reforms in Ireland 92
-Options for parametric reforms of the Irish pension system 93
-Indexation and valorisation 104
-Options for structural reform of the Irish pension system 105
-Public service pensions 109
-Should there be separate pension schemes for public and private sector workers? 112
-What remains to be done in Ireland? 113
-References 145

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