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.
Named a "Notable Government Document" by the American Library
"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
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
--Henry J. Aaron
The Brookings Institution..".a significant contribution to current
pensions literature . . . It is suitable for a wide range of
readers, particularly policy makers, academics and those concerned
about the welfare effects of pension designs."--Ageing and
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