Retirement systems vary throughout the world, but all face similar challenges. Many countries are experimenting with new approaches for addressing these challenges. Their experiences provide a testing ground for concepts that can provide guidance as U.S. policymakers look for new ways of providing retirement security for American workers.
Below are links to summaries of innovative features of retirement plans in other countries. To read more about the retirement systems of these and other countries, and view a chart comparing the levels of income security they provide, review these country comparisons.
These summaries were prepared by John Turner, a leading expert on retirement programs around the world and co-author of “Private Pension Policies in Industrialized Countries.” If you know of other innovative concepts, contact email@example.com
An excellent resource for information about retirement plans in other countries is AARP International.
See, for example:
Pension Coverage Lessons for the United States from Other Countries, by Martin Rein and John Turner, AARP Public Policy Institute (February 2004)< Back