Pension systems and retirement incomes across OECD countries

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Publication Date 2001
ISBN 1-84064-563-6
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This work provides a comparative analysis of pension systems in nine OECD countries, namely Australia, Canada, France, Germany Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and USA, with Japan being covered in the editors' introduction. Experts within each of these countries contribute specific chapters on each country, which are prepared according to a common approach. The purpose is to describe how the pension systems in these countries work and draw out the links between the structures and the two great tests of the systems; their capacity to provide reasonable incomes to all pensioners and their future macro economic sustainability. The different pension mixes - public-private mix are analysed to explore whether or not they generate different standards of living

The work will interest scholars and students of economics, public policy, political science and finance as well as professionals in pension fund management.

Richard Disney is Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham.

Paul Johnson is Chief Economist and Director of Analytical Services in the Department for Education and Employment, UK.

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