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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Basic, targeted and minimum pensions

There are four main ways in which OECD countries might provide retirement incomes to meet a minimum standard of living in old age (). The left-hand part of the table shows the value of benefits provided under these different types of schemes. Values are presented in relative terms – as a percentage of countries’ gross average wages – to facilitate comparisons between countries (See the “Average wage” indicator in Chapter 7). The right-hand part of the table shows the number of total recipients as a share of the population aged 65 and over.

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