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Pensions at a Glance: Public Policies across OECD Countries 2007 Edition (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9264032142)

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Abstract:

Government‐mandated pension and retirement policies have changed dramatically during the past decade. Pensions at a Glance presents a consistent framework for comparing public‐pension policies across OECD countries, as well as reliable data. The report thus provides the basis for not only evaluating existing pension systems, but also designing and implementing future reforms.  

This second edition updates in‐depth information on the key features of mandatory pension systems‐both public and private‐‐in the 30 OECD countries, including projections of retirement‐income for today's workers.

Two new and important sections have been added to this edition:  (1) Description and analysis of pension reform in OECD countries during the past decade; and (2) a closer look at the complex range of private, voluntary retirement plans now playing a greater role in pension‐provision in many OECD countries, including an analysis of the private savings effort required to maintain standards of living during retirement. 

About the first edition of Pensions at a Glance:

"Pensions at a Glance deserves much more than a glance.  It is a 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

Named one of 12 international "notable government documents" by the American Library Association.

 ‐ Editorial and Executive Summary ‐ Comparing Pension Policies of OECD Countries ‐ Pension Reforms and Private Pensions ‐ Country Studies ‐ 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

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: June 1, 2007

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