Pensions at a Glance 2015

OECD and G20 indicators

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The 10-year anniversary edition of Pensions at a Glance highlights the pension reforms undertaken by OECD and G20 countries over the last two years. Two special chapters provide deeper analysis of first-tier pension schemes and of the impact of short or interrupted careers, due to late entry into employment, childcare or unemployment, on pension entitlements. Another chapter analyses the sensitivity of long-term pension replacement rates on various parameters. A range of indicators for comparing pension policies and their outcomes between OECD and G20 countries is also provided.

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Old-age dependency ratio

The demographic old-age dependency ratio will double by 2075 compared to today keeping age thresholds constant. Population ageing has been one of the main driving forces behind the wave of pension reforms in recent years. At the moment, there are 28 individuals aged 65 and over for every 100 persons of working age (ages 20 to 64) on average across all OECD countries. In 1950 the demographic dependency ratio was equal to 14, and has increased to 28 in 2015. The demographic dependency ratio is expected to continue to increase and to reach 35 in 2025, 51 in 2050 and 55 by 2075.

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