Ethics & Public Policy Center

Global Aging and the Sustainability of Public Pension Systems

Published in Center for Strategic & International Studies on January 1, 2007


Global population aging is forcing governments all over the world to rethink their public pension programs. Over the last decade, many countries have put in place significant reforms, often rolling back the promises they are making to the current generation of workers. Even with these reforms, most countries continue to face significant financial shortfalls in their pension programs as their populations continue to live longer and have fewer children.

In this collection of policy analyses, EPPC Fellow James C. Capretta examines the public pension programs of Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States — weighing their strengths and weaknesses, and assessing their future outlook.

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