Rentenpaket: die Bundesregierung auf Irrwegen
Lars Feld (),
Anabell Kohlmeier () and
Wirtschaftsdienst, 2014, vol. 94, issue 8, 553-559
In the summer of 2014 Germany will witness the most substantial expansion of pension expenditures since the 1950s. Yet, while this reform package was motivated mainly by the dismal prospect of rising old age poverty rates, it does little to alleviate this problem. On the contrary, its two central elements, an expansion of the pension claims of mothers whose children were born before 1992, and access to early retirement at age 63 for workers with a long insurance history, tend to benefit rather privileged groups of the insured. These measures endanger the sustainability of the German pension system and will necessitate future generations to work even longer than would have been the case otherwise. Copyright ZBW and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
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