Austria’s retirement income system consists of a defined benefit public scheme with an income-tested top up for low-income pensioners and voluntary private pension plans.
The overall index value for the Austrian system could be increased by:
- introducing a minimum access age so that the benefits from private pension plans are preserved for retirement purposes
- increasing coverage of employees in occupational pension schemes thereby increasing the level of contributions and assets (can be done by collective bargaining agreements or tax effective regulation)
- enabling individuals to retire gradually whilst receiving a part pension
- increasing the labour force participation rate at older ages as life expectancies rise.
|The Austrian index value fell slightly from 52.2 in 2015 to 51.7 in 2016 due to a number of small changes.|
|The Austrian index value fell slightly from 52.8 in 2014 to 52.2 in 2015 due to a number of small changes.|
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