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Policies for an Ageing Society: Recent Measures and Areas for Further Reform

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  • Bernard Casey
  • Howard Oxley
  • Edward R. Whitehouse
  • Pablo Antolín
  • Romain Duval
  • Willi Leibfritz

This paper provides a synthesis of age-related developments and policies for a range of OECD countries, drawing on recent OECD work. It describes the expected impact of ageing on expenditure and fiscal pressures taking into account the current configuration of age-related policies. Since later retirement appears to be a key policy to easing the burden of ageing, it looks at indicators of the incentives for early retirement via pension systems and other transfer programmes permitting early withdrawal from the labour market for those approaching retirement. The report discussed the different types of age-related reforms undertaken up to now and areas where further reforms appear needed ... Ce document présente une synthèse des évolutions et des politiques liées au vieillissement pour un ensemble de pays de l’OCDE, basée sur des travaux récents de l’OCDE. Il décrit l’impact prévu du vieillissement sur les dépenses et les pressions budgétaires en tenant compte de la configuration actuelle des politiques liées au vieillissement. Dans la mesure où le recul de l’âge de la retraite est un moyen essentiel pour alléger le poids du vieillissement, ce papier examine certains indicateurs d’incitation à la retraite anticipée par le biais de systèmes de retraite et d’autres programmes de transferts sociaux permettant aux individus approchant de la retraite de quitter plus tôt le marché du travail. Ce rapport étudie les différents types de réformes liées au vieillissement mises en place jusqu’à présent, ainsi que les domaines dans lesquels des réformes supplémentaires seraient nécessaires ...

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Economics Department Working Papers with number 369.

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Date of creation: 20 Nov 2003
Handle: RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:369-en
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