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Definition: Old-age and survivors' pensions

Social statistics

Old-age and survivors' pensions cover pensions or benefits relating to old-age or retirement from the following schemes: basic (first pillar), supplementary (second pillar), personal (third pillar), means tested welfare, early retirement and other old-age related schemes. It also includes widow's pension from the three pillars and from the means tested welfare scheme, and other widow's benefits, and orphan's pensions or allowances.
Eurostat, "European Community Household Panel (ECHP) - Selected indicators from the 1995 wave", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1999