This page will feature issues about retirement around the globe, because, believe it or not, we in the United States can learn from what other countries are doing.  After all, while we take it for granted that Social Security is too much of an embedded entitlement to make any changes without a deep and immediate financial crisis, countries around the world have been implementing changes — and no, not just the austerity-fueled cuts in Greece, but places like Norway, Sweden, the UK, and Australia have made significant changes in their systems.

Key information sources:

Social Security Programs Throughout the World, published by the Social Security Administration in collaboration with the International Social Security Association.  These are descriptions of the Social Security programs provided worldwide.

Pensions At a Glance, published by the OECD.  The link goes to their home page for all public pensions information, at which you can download the full publication or go to statistics, or even a pension calculator.

Related Jane the Actuary blog posts:

On the Canadian Pension Plan

On Scandinavian systems

Should Retirement Savings Be Mandatory?  It’s Complicated.

 

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