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Pension Atlas Expanded to 28 Countries from Three Continents

Pension Maps


Pension insurance and its sustainable financing are regularly a bone of contention in politics. But how do other countries actually organise their citizens' pensions? And what can be learned by looking at the bigger picture? The Pension Atlas of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, which has now been expanded to include 28 countries, provides an easy-to-understand overview of different pension systems and makes it possible to compare them with one another. It comprises 25 European countries as well as China, Brazil and Russia.

Clearly arranged graphics, the Pension Maps show how old age security is organised in a country, which security functions the various parts of the system have, which population groups are covered by the pension system, who has access to a supplementary pension and how high the average pension level is in a given country compared with the average in the European Union (EU) and the OECD. All Pension Maps and accompanying information that were prepared by the Institute's Social Law Department in collaboration with experts from across Europe are available open access on the Institute's website.


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