Policy Challenges of Switzerland’s Ageing Society

Working papers from the Economics Department of the OECD cover the full range of the Department’s work with the intention to stimulate discussion on certain issues within the OECD and beyond. The 2020 paper “Policies for Switzerland’s ageing society", which relates to the 2019 OECD Economic Survey of Switzerland, highlights three key policy challenges for Switzerland’s ageing society to preserve high living standards in coming decades: how to reform the pension system, how to keep older workers in employment and how to more efficiently finance long-term care in the future. For figues regarding the last point, long-term care and informal care in Switzerland, the paper draws on SHARE data.