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The Evolving Retirement Income Package: Trends in Adequacy and Equality in Nine OECD Countries

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  • Atsuhiro Yamada
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    In 1998, the OECD issued a report, Maintaining Prosperity in an Ageing Society, on the widespread policy implications of ageing. This study is a background paper for one of the follow-up studies, Ageing and Income: Financial Resources and Retirement in Nine OECD countries, which was published by OECD in 2001. Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States participated in this activity. Japan played a major role in initiating and funding the project. This paper explores various questions related to the income situation of persons at retirement-age It is based on the most comprehensive data available for the nine participating countries (including, for the first time, Japanese data) in a consistent and comparative way. Recently developed techniques were employed to examine the interactions between the evolution of the retirement income package, and trends in income adequacy and equality. There are four main ... En 1998, l’OCDE a publié un rapport, Préserver la prospérité dans une société vieillissante, sur les conséquences importantes du vieillissement sur les politiques. Cette étude a servi de document de base pour une des études qui a suivi, Vieillissement et revenus – Les ressources des retraités dans 9 pays de l’OCDE, qui a été publiée par l’OCDE en 2001. Le Canada, la Finlande, l’Allemagne, l’Italie, le Japon, les Pays-Bas, la Suède, le Royaume-Uni et les Etats-Unis ont participé à cette activité. Le Japon a lui joué un rôle majeur dans le lancement et le financement du projet. Ce document explore diverses questions liées à la situation financière des personnes en âge de la retraite. Il se base sur les données les plus complètes disponibles pour les neuf pays participant (y compris, pour la première fois, les données du Japon) d’une manière comparative et constante. Des techniques récemment élaborées ont été utilisées pour examiner la relation qui existe entre l’évolution de ...

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    Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Labour Market and Social Policy Occasional Papers with number 63.

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    Date of creation: 13 Sep 2002
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