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Total population:   8.81
GDP per capita (USD):   52557
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Total population (million): 8.81
Percentage 65 or older: 19.2
Dependency ratio (a): 49.9
Life expectancy at birth (years) - Men: 78.5
Life expectancy at birth (years) - Women: 83.4
Statutory pensionable age - Men: 65
Statutory pensionable age - Women: 60
Early pensionable age - Men (b): 62
Early pensionable age - Women (b): 58
GDP per capita (USD): 52557
SOURCES: Information on statutory and early pensionable ages is based on information in the country summaries in this
volume. Other indicators are sourced from the World Bank, World Development Indicators, available at http://data.worldbank
.org/data-catalog/worlddevelopment-indicators; and where information was not available, the U.S. Central Intelligence
Agency. The World Factbook (Washington D.C.: Central Intelligence Agency), available at
/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/index.html. The figures in the table reflect the latest data available from each
source as of the publication of this volume.
NOTES: GDP = gross domestic product; PPP = purchasing power parity. GDP estimates are converted into international
dollars using PPP rates. The statutory and early pensionable age shown in the table is the general pensionable age or the
age that applies to the largest covered population.
a. Population aged 14 or younger plus population aged 65 or older, divided by population aged 15-64.
b. General early pensionable age only; excludes early pensionable ages for specific groups of employees.
c. 2015 GDP.
d. The country has no early pensionable age, has one only for specific groups, information is not available, or the pension is
awarded at any age if certain qualifying conditions are met.
e. 2014 GDP.
f. 2009 GDP.
g. The retirement age is flexible.
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Books, reports and articles

The 2015 pension adequacy report : Current and future income adequacy in old age in the EU : country profiles Volume II

European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. 2015. 368 p.

Austria: Health System Review

WHO, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. 2013. 297

Responding to Key Well-being Challenges in Austria

Gönenç, Rauf; Röhn, Oliver; Beer, Christian; Wörgötter, Andreas. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 2013. 43 p

Crise et protection sociale en Europe

Brlayova; Barbora. CAF. 2011. 158 p

Germany outpaces Austria in childcare policy: the historical contingencies of "conservative" childcare policy

In Journal of European Social Policy , N° 5, vol. 20 , (January 2011)
Leitner, Sigrid. 2011.

Recessions are bad for workplace safety

et al.; Boone; Jan. 2011. 35 p.

Self-Employment in Europe

EEO Network Services. European Commission. 2010. 82 p.

The social situation in the European Union 2009

In The social situation in the European Union , (2009)
European Commission. 2010. 364 p.

Wage Subsidies, Work Incentives, and the Reform of the Austrian Welfare System

Wakolbinger, Florian; Steiner, Viktor. Institute for the Study of Labor. 2010. 26 p.

Health care across borders : Austria and its new EU neighbours

In Journal of European Social Policy , N° 2, vol. 17 , (May 2007)
Österle, August. 2007. p 112-124.

Swapping policies: alternative tax-benefit strategies to support children in Austria, Spain and the UK

In Journal of Social Policy , N° 4, vol. 36 , (Oct. 2007)
Sutherland, Holly; Lietz, Christine; Levy, Horacio. 2007. p 625-647.

Gesundheitspolitik und Patientenbeteiligung : prinzipielle Möglichkeiten, englische Praxis, österreichische Perspektiven

In Soziale Sicherheit CHSS , N° 12 , (Dez. 2006)
Forster, Rudolf; Nowak, Peter. 2006. p 504-519.


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