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Total population:   0.43
GDP per capita (USD):   29526
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Total population (million): 0.43
Percentage 65 or older: 19.2
Dependency ratio (a): 50.8
Life expectancy at birth (years) - Men: 79.6
Life expectancy at birth (years) - Women: 84.0
Statutory pensionable age - Men: 62
Statutory pensionable age - Women: 62
Early pensionable age - Men (b): 61
Early pensionable age - Women (b): 61
GDP per capita (USD): 29526

SOURCES: The World Bank, World Development Indicators, available at; U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook, available at; the country summaries in the publication: ISSA; SSA. Social security programs throughout the world – Europe 2016 (Washington, DC and Geneva).

NOTES: The age shown in the table is the general pensionable age or the age that applies to the largest covered population. GDP = gross domestic product; PPP = purchasing power parity. GDP estimates are converted into international dollars using PPP rates. Indicators and statistics are compiled as part of the research carried out by the ISSA in co-operation with the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) for the publication: ISSA; SSA. Social security programs throughout the world – Europe 2016 (Washington, DC and Geneva).

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.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.
d.Data dates from 2005 or earlier.
e.The retirement age is flexible.

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Books, reports and articles

Social Protection Floors. Volume 1. Universal Schemes

Ortíz; Isabel; ; et al. ILO. 2016. 186

Malta. Health System Review

WHO - European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. 2014. 97

Social policy in Malta

Azzopardi; Rose Marie. UNRISD. 2011. 94 p.

17% of EU citizens were at-risk-of-poverty in 2008

In Statistics in Focus , N° 9 , (09/2010)
Wolff, Pascal. 2010. 8 p.

Flexible working time arrangements and gender equality

A comparative review of 30 European countries

European Commission. European Commission. 2010. 126 p.

Is there an extended family of Mediterranean welfare states?

In Journal of European Social Policy , n° 4, vol. 20
Gal, John. 2010. p 283-301.

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.

Sustainability of Pension Systems in the New EU Member States and Croatia

Skrok, Emilia; Laursen, Thomas; Kasek, Leszek. World Bank. 2008. 50 p.


Mutual Information System on Social Protection – MISSOC

European Commission. European Commission.

CLEISS : Régimes locaux

Centre des liaisons européennes et internationales de sécurité sociale. CLEISS.

ILO social security inquiry

Population data, Scheme information, Indicators


Sistemas de protección social - MISSOC

Comisión Europea. Comisión Europea.

Sozialschutzsysteme in den Mitgliedstaaten - MISSOC

Europäische Kommission. Europäische Kommission.

Systèmes de protection sociale – MISSOC

Commission européenne. Commission européenne.