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Identification and Assessment of Publicly Available Data Sources to Calculate Indicators of Private Pensions


  • Stéphanie Payet



Considering the growing role of private and funded pension provision and the sensitivity of private pension provision to the economic climate, there is an increasing need of comparable and reliable information on private pension plans in order to better monitor retirement income adequacy and the role of private provision in retirement income. Key indicators of the extent to which private pension provision contributes to the adequacy of pensions are the level of coverage that private pensions have across countries‘ workforce, contributions made into pension funds and personal retirement accounts, and benefits paid to retirees. This paper provides the assessment of data sets available to estimate pension coverage, contributions and benefits in private pensions and discusses ways to use available data sets in order to better inform policy discussions on the role of private pensions on retirement benefit adequacy. It covers all EU-27 Member States and selected non-EU countries. Identification et évaluation des sources de données disponibles pour le calcul d'indicateurs sur les pensions privées Dans un contexte où le rôle des dispositifs de retraite privés et par capitalisation s'accroit et où les dispositifs de retraite privés sont sensibles au climat économique, il existe un besoin croissant d'information comparable et fiable sur les plans de retraite privés afin de mieux contrôler l'adéquation du revenu de retraite et le rôle des dispositifs privés dans le revenu de retraite. Les indicateurs clés qui permettent de mesurer dans quelle mesure les dispositifs privés de retraite contribuent à l'adéquation des pensions sont le niveau de couverture atteint par les pensions privées au sein de la population active des pays, les cotisations effectuées dans les fonds de pension et les compte de retraite personnels, et les prestations payées aux retraités. Ce document fournit l‘évaluation des bases de données disponibles permettant l‘estimation de la couverture, des cotisations et des prestations des pensions privées et discute des moyens d‘utiliser les bases de données disponibles afin de mieux informer les discussions politiques sur le rôle des pensions privées dans l'adéquation des prestations de retraite. Il couvre les 27 États Membres de l'Union Européenne et certains pays hors de l'Union.

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  • Stéphanie Payet, 2012. "Identification and Assessment of Publicly Available Data Sources to Calculate Indicators of Private Pensions," OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions 21, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:dafaad:21-en
    DOI: 10.1787/5k94d6g58vxs-en

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    benefits; contribution; coverage; funded pensions; private pensions;

    JEL classification:

    • C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
    • J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions

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