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Austria's Old-Age Pension System in an International Comparison


  • Alois Guger



In all industrialized countries demographic trends necessitate a reform of the provision of retirement income. The rise in the population of pension age relative to the working-age population (the old-age dependency ratio) puts considerable strain on existing public pension systems.

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  • Alois Guger, 1997. "Austria's Old-Age Pension System in an International Comparison," WIFO Monatsberichte (monthly reports), WIFO, vol. 70(9), pages 535-546, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfo:monber:y:1997:i:9:p:535-546

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    1. Homburg, Stefan, 1997. "Old-age Pension Systems: A Theoretical Evaluation," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 233-246.
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    1. Gern, Klaus-Jürgen, 1998. "Recent developments in old-age pension systems: an international overview," Kiel Working Papers 863, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    2. Klaus-Jürgen Gern, 2002. "Recent Developments in Old Age Pension Systems: An International Overview," NBER Chapters,in: Social Security Pension Reform in Europe, pages 439-478 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.


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