Quotation Auer-Mayer, Susanne. 2021. The Austrian Old Age Security System in 2020. In: Pension Maps: Visualising the Institutional Structure of Old Age Security in Europe, Hrsg. Schneider/Petrova/Becker, 19-38. München: -




Financial protection in old age is indisputably one of the core objectives of modern welfare states and based on a major share of social expenditure. Yet, its legal implementation and institutional organisation vary widely across countries and are often subject to political debate. Despite common pressures posed by demographic and societal change, these national differences in old age security are likely to remain, as the current legal foundations actively shape today’s policy making and dictate – at least to some degree – the pace and direction of future reforms. In cooperation with experts in social security law from all over Europe, the Department of Foreign and International Social Law at the Max Planck Institute of Social Law and Social Policy examines these legal foundations of old age security in Europe and selected non-European countries with the objective of providing a comprehensive and systematic legal overview of the institutional landscape of national old age security in the form of a large-scale cross-country comparative analysis. This first edition of the "Pension Map Report" comprises 10 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Norway and Slovenia), illustrating the status quo in 2020. More countries will be included in subsequent editions.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title The Austrian Old Age Security System in 2020
Title of whole publication Pension Maps: Visualising the Institutional Structure of Old Age Security in Europe
Editor Schneider/Petrova/Becker
Page from 19
Page to 38
Location München
Publisher -
Year 2021
URL https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3813024
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.mpisoc.mpg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/data/Sozialrecht/Projekte/Report_PensionMaps_Secondedition.pdf


Auer-Mayer, Susanne (Details)
Institute for Austrian and European Labor Law and Social Security Law (Auer-Mayer) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2938 Disability issues, Handicapped research (Details)
5203 Labour law (Details)
5226 Social law (Details)
5227 Social security law (Details)
5240 European law (Details)
5255 Data security and data privacy (Details)
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