Foreword

This tenth edition of Pensions at a Glance provides a range of indicators for comparing pension policies and their outcomes between OECD countries. The indicators are also, where possible, provided for the other major economies that are members of the G20. Two special chapters provide a review of the impact of the inflation surge on pensions and of recent pension reforms (Chapter 1) and an in-depth analysis of pension provisions for hazardous or arduous work (Chapter 2).

This report is the joint work of staff in both the Pensions Team of the Social Policy Division of the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs and of the Insurance, Private Pensions and Financial Markets Division of the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. National officials – particularly delegates to the OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee and the OECD Working Party on Social Policy and members of the OECD pension expert group – provided invaluable input to the report.

Chapter 1 on “Recent pension reforms” was written by Wouter De Tavernier with contributions from Svyatoslav Yushchyshyn (currently studying at the Harvard Kennedy School). Chapter 2 entitled “Pension provisions for workers in hazardous or arduous jobs” was written by Maciej Lis with contributions from Yuta Fujiki. Chapters 3 to 8 were written and the indicators therein computed by Andrew Reilly with contributions from Yuta Fujiki, while Chapter 9 was written by Romain Despalins with inputs from Pablo Antolin and Stéphanie Payet. Hervé Boulhol led the team and was responsible for revising and enhancing these chapters under the leadership of Stefano Scarpetta (Director of ELS), Mark Pearson (Deputy Director of ELS) and Monika Queisser (Senior Counsellor and Head of Social Policy). Maxime Ladaique provided support for tables and figures. Lucy Hulett and Hanna Varkki prepared the manuscript for publication. Alastair Wood prepared the work on infographics. Eva Rauser provided technical assistance.

We are grateful to many national officials, to Sébastien Grobon and Claire Loupias (Conseil d’orientation des retraites) and to Slavina Spasova (European Social Observatory) for their useful comments as well as to colleagues in the OECD Secretariat, notably Anja Meierkord, Christopher Prinz and Andrea Salvatori (ELS). The OECD gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the European Union, which co-financed this project with the OECD.

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