The Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index gave Denmark an “A” for its pension system while the United States has a “C.” (I know I recently suggested ranking systems are not dependable but still, let’s look at this one.)
The criteria were adequacy, sustainability and integrity.
Below, for adequacy (red), sustainability (yellow) and Integrity (blue), you can see how the U.S. (#13) and 24 other countries fared:
Our Bottom Line: Entitlements Criteria
Just think adequacy, sustainability and integrity, Denmark #1 and the U.S. #13 and you have pretty much all you need to know about the world’s social security systems.
Tomorrow, we will have Part 2 and some specific reasons that the Dutch system is ranked so high and the U.S. is so low.