Pensions at a Glance 2019

OECD and G20 Indicators

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The 2019 edition of Pensions at a Glance highlights the pension reforms undertaken by OECD countries over the last two years. Moreover, two special chapters focus on non-standard work and pensions in OECD countries, take stock of different approaches to organising pensions for non-standard workers in the OECD, discuss why non-standard work raises pension issues and suggest how pension settings could be improved.

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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Long-term projections of public pension expenditure

The main driver of growing pension expenditures is demographic change. The projections shown in Table 8.5 are derived either from the European Commission’s 2018 Ageing Report – which covers the EU28 members plus Norway – or from Standard & Poor’s Global Ageing 2016 report. In the main table, data are presented forwards to 2060 for those countries where the figures are available. However, since the horizon is 2050 only for 11 OECD countries and all the other major economies this is the main comparison in the table.



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