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Turkey

  • Basic country data

  • Population over 60 in 2010:
  • 6,812,172 (9%)
  • Projected population over 60 in 2050:
  • 27,422,277 (27%)
  • Poverty rate of total population:
  • 3%
  • Income of country:
  • Upper middle income
  • Social pension?
  • Yes
  • Scheme information

  • Scheme information: Means-tested Old Age Pension
  • Year introduced:
  • 1976
  • Monthly pension benefit:
  • 126 Turkish Lira (43 US$)
  • 6.08 % of average income
  • 177 % of international poverty line
  • Age of eligiblity:
  • 65.0
  • Targeting:
  • Means-tested

Resources on the pension in Turkey

  • Pensions at a glance 2011: Turkey

    Year: 2011 | Published by: OECD

    Author: OECD

    Country Profile from OECD's "Pensions at a glance 2011: Retirement-income systems of OECD countries".

  • Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Asia and the Pacific, 2008

    Year: 2009 | Published by: Social Security Administration (SSA), International Social Security Association

    Author: Social Security Administration (SSA), International Social Security Association (ISSA)

    The second issue in the current four-volume series of Social Security Programs Throughout the World reports on the countries of Asia and the Pacific....

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