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The Netherlands’ retirement income system comprises a flat-rate public pension and a quasi-mandatory earnings-related occupational pension linked to industrial agreements. Most employees belong to these occupational schemes which are industry-wide defined benefit plans with the earnings measure based on lifetime average earnings.

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

  • introducing a minimum access age so that it is clear that benefits are preserved for retirement purposes
  • raising the level of household saving
  • increasing the labour force participation rate at older ages as life expectancies rise
  • providing greater protection of members’ accrued benefits in the case of fraud, mismanagement or employer insolvency.

 

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 Progressive Results:

Year

Overall

Adequacy

Sustainability

Integrity

2016  80.1 78.2  77.0 87.7
The Dutch index value fell slightly from 80.5 in 2015 to 80.1 in 2016 due to a number of small changes.
2015 80.5 80.5 74.3 89.3

The Dutch index value increased from 79.2 in 2014 to 80.5 in 2015 primarily due to a higher household saving rate.

2014 79.2 75.3 76.3 89.4

The Dutch index value increased from 78.3 in 2013 to 79.2 in 2014 due to a revised score in respect of a conflicts of interest policy, as well as a number of small changes.

2013

78.3

76.6

74.1

87.0

The Dutch index value fell from 78.9 in 2012 to 78.3 in 2013 primarily due to the introduction of the question relating to conflicts of interest policy.
2012

78.9

77.0

73.0

90.3

The Dutch index value increased from 77.9 in 2011 to 78.9 in 2012 due to several factors including an increase in the state pension age, a rise in pension coverage as measured by the revised OECD methodology due to the use of survey data and the change in scoring for the level of investment in growth assets.
2011

77.9

75.9

70.8

91.4

The Dutch index value fell very slightly from 78.3 in 2010 to 77.9 in 2011 due to small falls in both the adequacy and sustainability sub-indices.
2010

78.3

76.1

71.6

91.4

The Dutch index value increased from 76.1 in 2009 to 78.3 in 2010 due primarily to recognition of the level of mandatory contributions actually operating within the country.
2009

76.1

80.5

62.5

88.2

 

Media 2015:
Netherlands ranks highest on Global Pension Index
Netherlands leapfrogs Australia as Denmark remains atop Melbourne Mercer
Danish and Dutch pensions top Mercer index

Media 2014:
Nederland zakt op wereldranglijst pensioenen
Nederland daalt nog verder op ranglijst pensioenstelsels
Nederland derde op ranglijst pensioenstelsels
Nederland zakt weer een plaats op wereldranglijst pensioenen
Toch akkoord over versobering pensioen
Tweede Kamer vindt nieuwe pensioenregels te streng


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