German pension reform : On road towards a sustainable multi-pillar system

Wilke, Christina Benita

Document Type: Doctoral dissertation
Year of publication: 2008
Place of publication: Mannheim
University: Universität Mannheim
Evaluator: Börsch-Supan, Axel
Date of oral examination: 5 June 2008
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > VWL insb Makroök u Wirtschaftspol (Börsch-Supan 1989-2011)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: The German pension system was the first formal pension system in the world, designed by Bismarck nearly 120 years ago. It has been very successful in providing high and reliable pension levels at reasonable contribution rates. While the generosity of the German pension system is considered a great social achievement, negative incentive effects of past reforms in the 1970s and 1980s and population aging are threatening the very core of the system. This has led to fundamental pension reforms since 1992. Based on a detailed simulation model of the German pension system, this book provides a thorough assessment of the system and its reforms. It shows that the latest reforms have put the system back onto a stable path and moved it from the old monolithic towards a multi-pillar system.

Dieser Eintrag ist Teil der Universitätsbibliographie.

Dieser Datensatz wurde nicht während einer Tätigkeit an der Universität Mannheim veröffentlicht, dies ist eine Externe Publikation.

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