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Pensions at a Glance 2017

OECD and G20 Indicators

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The 2017 edition of Pensions at a Glance highlights the pension reforms undertaken by OECD countries over the last two years. Moreover, one special chapter focuses on flexible retirement options in OECD countries and discusses people’s preferences regarding flexible retirement, the actual use of these programs and the impact on benefit levels.

This edition also updates information on the key features of pension provision in OECD countries and provides projections of retirement income for today’s workers. It offers indicators covering the design of pension systems, pension entitlements, the demographic and economic context in which pension systems operate, incomes and poverty of older people, the finances of retirement-income systems and private pensions.

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Recent pension reforms

This chapter looks at pension reforms in OECD countries over the past two years (between September 2015 and September 2017). Most OECD countries have enacted pension reforms since the last publication of Pension at a Glance. However, the reforms have been fewer and less widespread than in previous years with one-fifth of OECD countries taking no policy action. Among the most common reforms are changes in benefits and contributions. In addition, retirement ages are being adjusted in the majority of OECD countries. However, some of these adjustments are a reversal of previously legislated retirement age increases.

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