Poland - Labour market participation and sustainable pensions - December 31, 2017

The OECD published data that show the impact of the recent restoration of the statutory retirement age of 65 years for men and 60 for women. Retiring at the reduced statutory pensionable age lowers benefits. The pension is determined by lifetime contributions and remaining life expectancy at the time of retirement. Retiring earlier lengthens the expected remaining life and reduces pensions by around 6% per year. Lower pensions will result in a higher number of people, especially women, relying on minimum pensions, which in turn weakens the financial balance of the public pension scheme. Contrary to the regular earnings-related pensions, minimum pensions are not fully covered by past contributions and require additional financing sources. Increasing labour market participation will be a key issue to keep the pension system sustainable.

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