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Denmark



Denmark’s retirement income system comprises a public basic pension scheme, a means-tested supplementary pension benefit, a fully funded defined contribution scheme, and mandatory occupational schemes.

The overall index value for the Danish system could be increased by:

  • raising the level of household saving
  • introducing arrangements to protect the interests of both parties in a divorce
  • increasing the labour force participation rate at older ages as life expectancies rise.

 

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Progressive Results: 

Year

Overall

Adequacy

Sustainability

Integrity

2016  80.5  75.8 85.3 81.4
The Danish index value fell slightly from 81.7 in 2015 to 80.5 in 2016 due to a number of small changes.
2015 81.7 77.2 84.7 84.5
The Danish index value fell slightly from 82.4 in 2014 to 81.7 in 2015 due to a number of small changes.
2014  82.4  77.5  86.5  84.5
The Danish index value increased from 80.2 in 2013 to 82.4 in 2014 caused by several minor factors, including a higher savings rate
2013

80.2

75.2

86.1

8.0

The Danish index value fell from 82.9 in 2012 to 80.2 in 2013 primarily due to the revised tax question which recognised that investment income in a pension plan is taxed and a revised score to a question in the integrity sub-index.
2012

82.9

78.1

86.0

86.4

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