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Total population:   0.47
GDP per capita (USD):   39535
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Total population (million): 0.47
Percentage 65 or older: 19.4
Dependency ratio (a): 51.2
Life expectancy at birth (years) - Men: 79.7
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): 39535
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

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.