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Sustainability of the German Pension Scheme: Employment at Higher Ages and Incentives for Delayed Retirement

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ISBN: 9783731501718 Year: Pages: 141 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000038392 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Business and Management
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The aging society and threatening old-age poverty are two major political topics in Germany for the next decades. Many modern employment biographies consist of atypical employment and discontinuities; both negatively impact the pension entitlements of the individuals. This work develops an inninnovative approach that offers flexibility to absorb demographic changes as well as labor market developments, without threatening the financial stability of the public pension scheme.

Bismarck's Institutions

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ISBN: 9783161522727 9783161524974 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101865
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The decline in birth rates in advanced economies is not a new phenomenon. Between 1880 and 1900 birth rates dropped from 5.5 children per woman to 2.5 children per woman. A further decline from 2.5 to 1.5 or even 1.3 children took much longer – about 80 years. One of the most apparent causes is, however, widely ignored. Beatrice Scheubel tries to fill this gap. According to the so-called Social Security Hypothesis, insurance against the risks of life (i.e. poverty for all sorts of reasons, in particular, age) by the state crowds out all types of private insurance. One of the (vast) different possibilities to privately insure oneself against poverty is having children. That is why it should not be surprising to witness falling birth rates given the sheer magnitude of the welfare state. In this book, Beatrice Scheubel analyses the effects of the first comprehensive system of social security, which was introduced between 1883 and 1891 in Germany.

Von der Frühverrentung bis zur Rente mit 67

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Book Series: Forschung aus der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung ISBN: 9783839434291 9783839434291 9783837634297 Year: Pages: 330 DOI: 10.14361/9783839434291 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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25 years ago there was still forced early retirement. Today, working life is drawn out for as long as possible: this book explains how this paradigm shift in aged employment came about.

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