The first comprehensive book of its kind, this comparison of key features of pension systems of OECD countries provides coverage of retirement ages, benefit accrual rates, ceilings, and indexation. Future pension entitlements are shown for full‐career
workers at different earnings levels. Indicators measure redistribution in pension systems, the cost of countries' pension promises, and potential resource transfer. Thirty country chapters explain pension systems and replacement rates in detail. "Pensions
at a Glance is a significant undertaking and a major contribution to the body of comparative international pensions literature. The publication will serve as an important resource to those in the pensions policy community." ‐‐Ladan Manteghi, AARP
Global Aging Program "This book is a valuable reference for policymakers, academics, and business people concerned about retirement systems in the developed world." ‐‐Olivia S. Mitchell, Executive Director, Pension Research
Council, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania"The massive OECD report, Pensions at a Glance, deserves much more than a glance. It is compendium of facts and analyses that should inform policy‐making and public debate
around the world for years to come. By providing in clear and easy‐to‐understand form a wealth of information about pension systems throughout the OECD, it will make it much harder for even the most insular to ignore the valuable lessons to be learned from
the pension experience of other nations."
‐‐Henry J. Aaron The Brookings Institution
Preface: Why Pensions at a Glance? Introduction Executive Summary Part I. Monitoring Pension Policies Chapter
1. Pension System Typology ‐1. First‐Tier Redistributive Pensions ‐2. Second‐tier, Mandatory Insurance Pensions Chapter 2. Comparing Pension System Parameters ‐1. First‐Tier Redistributive
Schemes ‐2. Second‐Tier, Earnings‐Related Schemes ‐3. Earnings Measures and Valorisation in Earnings Related Schemes ‐4. Defined‐Contribution Schemes ‐5. Ceilings on Pensionable Earnings ‐6.
Pension Eligibility Ages ‐7. Indexation of Pensions in Payment ‐8. Taxes and Social Security Contributions Chapter 3. Modelling Pension Entitlements ‐1. Future Entitlements under Today's Parametes and Rules ‐2.
Coverage ‐3. Economic Variables ‐4. Average Earnings Data ‐5. Taxes and Social Security Contributions ‐6. Indicators and Results Chapter 4. Replacement Rates ‐1. Gross Replacement Rates ‐2.
Net Replacement Rates Chapter 5. Relative Pension Levels Chapter 6. Pension Wealth Chapter 7. Key Indicators ‐1. Weighted Averages and the Earnings Distribution ‐2. Weighted Average Pension Levels and Pension
Wealth ‐3. Structure of the Potential Resource Transfer to Pensioners Annex 1.1 Differences between Defined‐Benefit, Points, and Notional‐Accounts Systems Annex 1.2. Sensitivity Analysis Annex 1.3. Progressivity
of Pension Benefit Forulae Bibliography Part II. Country Studies Introduction ‐ Mandatory Pension Schemes ‐Australia ‐Austria ‐Belgium ‐Canada ‐Czech Republic ‐Denmark ‐Finland ‐France ‐Germany ‐Greece ‐Hungary ‐Iceland ‐Ireland ‐Italy ‐Japan ‐Korea ‐Luxembourg ‐Mexico ‐Netherlands ‐New
Zealand ‐Norway ‐Poland ‐Portugal ‐Slovak Republic ‐Spain ‐Sweden ‐Switzerland ‐Turkey ‐United Kingdom ‐United States Voluntary, Occupational Pensions ‐Canada ‐Denmark ‐United
Kingdom ‐United States