Social Security Guide


Our Social Security guide sets out the differences between social security contributions over 38 countries. As you will see from the graph at the beginning of the guide, the highest employer payments were 45% of a worker’s salary, in France. We found that Western democracies often had high employer contributions, but not necessarily: UK and US contributions are relatively low. By contrast, some former Soviet countries had high levels and the same is true of certain South American jurisdictions. In terms of employee contributions, the picture is very varied and this is reflected in the graph. The highest contributions were in the Netherlands, at some 27%.

Full version of the guide is available on the Ius Laboris website: here.