Visualisation: Coverage of social pensions

The chart below shows the proportion of older people over the specified age of eligibility who are receiving a social pension. The figures are calculated by comparing administrative data on numbers of recipients to population data (mostly taken from the UN Population Division's World Population Prospects). Cases where coverage is over 100 per cent may be due to errors in population estimates and projections.

Use the filters on the right to filter countries by region and level of economic development.

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