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Coverage

Effective coverage: Beneficiaries

Effective coverage for older persons: Percentage of persons above statutory pensionable age receiving a pension

Coverage

Effective coverage: Contributors

Old-age pensions effective coverage: Active contributors to pension schemes as percentage of the labour force and working age

Old-age pensions effective coverage: Percentage of the labour force contributing to a pension scheme

Coverage

Legal Coverage

Old-age pensions, legal coverage: Percentage of the working-age population covered by existing law under mandatory contributory and non-contributory old-age pensions

Old-age pensions, legal coverage: Percentage of the working-age population covered by existing law under mandatory contributory and non-contributory old-age pensions

Expenditure

Public social protection expenditure on pensions and other benefits, excluding health, for persons above statutory pensionable age

Type of scheme

Information available for 192 countries (100%)
Old-age pension schemes anchored in national legislation providing periodic cash benefits, 186 countries | (97%) No old-age pension scheme anchored in national legislation providing periodic cash benefits, 6 countries | (3%)

(of which 4 countries with provident funds providing lump-sum benefits to employees and sometimes also self-employed

CONTRIBUTORY Contributory scheme only, 72 countries | (39%) Contributory scheme and non-contributory means-tested scheme, 64 countries | (34%) Contributory scheme and non-contributory pensions-tested scheme, 24 countries | (13%) Contributory scheme and non-contributory universal scheme, 14 countries | (8%)
NON-CONTRIBUTORY Non-contributory means-tested scheme only, 2 countries | (1%) Non-contributory universal scheme only, 10 countries | (5%)

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