The indicators on old age provision provide a comprehensive overview of the situation of the senior population in Switzerland. Twelve key indicators provide a brief summary.
Thematic areas covered by the indicators on old age provision
The indicators on old age provision are grouped under the following four thematic areas.
The contextual indicators give a general overview of the senior population in Switzerland. They include information on demographics and on the different living arrangements of the senior population.
Access to the old age provision system
This topic area focuses on the transition to retirement. Key to this is the protection of employed and retired persons by means of the old age provision system. The system is also known as the «three-pillar system» and is comprised of the old age and survivors' insurance (OASI), occupational pension plans (BV/PP) and the third (3a) pillar (private pensions).
Financial aspects of old age provision
Central to this topic area is the financial situation of the senior population. The topic area focuses on the relevant components of pensioners' incomes.
Quality of life in old age
This topic area addresses aspects of quality of life in old age. It focuses on health, social integration and participation as well as the consumer behaviour of the senior population.
Statistical sources and concepts
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