MMGPI 2016 Country Report | Mercer Danmark

Denmark

Denmark’s retirement income system comprises a public basic pension scheme, a means-tested supplementary pension benefit, a fully funded defined contribution scheme, and mandatory occupational schemes.

The overall index value for the Danish system could be increased by:

  • raising the level of household saving
  • introducing arrangements to protect the interests of both parties in a divorce
  • increasing the labour force participation rate at older ages as life expectancies rise

The Danish index value fell slightly from 81.7 in 2015 to 80.5 in 2016 due to a number of small changes.