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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The Effect of Increasing Retirement Age on Households’ Savings and Consumption Expenditure

    This paper examines how households adjust their savings and consumption expenditure in response to an anticipated increase in the early retirement age (ERA). We examine the 1999 pension reform in Germany, which increased the ERA for women born after 1951 by at least three years. First, we present suggestive evidence that women update their retirement planning in response to the reform. Using the German ...

    In: Journal of Public Economics 221 (2023), 104845, 17 S. | Stefan Etgeton, Björn Fischer, Han Ye
  • DIW Weekly Report 7 / 2023

    Midijob Reform: Increased Redistribution in Pension Insurance – Noticeable Costs, Relief Not Well Targeted

    The German Federal Government has expanded subsidies for employees with low gross wages (midijob employees) as of January 1, 2023, and raised the upper earnings limit to 2,000 euros. As a result, around 6.2 million midijob employees will benefit from paying reduced social security contributions while still receiving their full pension entitlements, made possible by a redistribution within the social ...

    2023| Hermann Buslei, Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The Effects of an Increase in the Retirement Age on Health Care Costs: Evidence from Administrative Data

    In this paper, we use unique health record data that cover outpatient care and the associated costs to quantify the health care costs of a sizable increase in the retirement age in Germany. For the identification, we exploit a sizable cohort-specific pension reform which abolished an early retirement program for all women born after 1951. Our results show that health care costs significantly increase ...

    In: The European Journal of Health Economics 24 (2023), S. 1101–1120 | Johannes Geyer, Mara Barschkett, Peter Haan, Anna Hammerschmid
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    Higher retirement age has negative health effects

    18.10.2022
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The Effects of an Increase in the Retirement Age on Health: Evidence from Administrative Data

    This study analyzes the causal effect of an increase in the retirement age on official health diagnoses. We exploit a sizable cohort-specific pension reform for women using a Difference-in-Differences approach. The analysis is based on official records covering all individuals insured by the public health system in Germany and including all certified diagnoses by practitioners. This enables us to gain ...

    In: The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 23 (2022), 100403 | Mara Barschkett, Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan, Anna Hammerschmid
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Role of Labor Demand in the Labor Market Effects of a Pension Reform

    This paper shows that labor demand plays an important role in the labor market reactions to a pension reform in Germany. Employers with a high share of older worker inflow compared with their younger worker inflow, employers in sectors with few investments in research and development, and employers in sectors with a high share of collective bargaining agreements allow their employees to stay employed ...

    In: Industrial Relations 61 (2022), 2, S. 152-192 | Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan, Svenja Lorenz, Thomas Zwick, Mona Bruns
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Early Retirement of Employees in Demanding Jobs: Evidence from a German Pension Reform

    Early retirement options are usually targeted at employees at risk of not reaching their regular retirement age inemployment. An important at-risk group comprises older employees who have worked in demanding jobs formany years. This group may be particularly negatively affected by the abolition of early retirement options. Tomeasure differences in labor market reactions of employees in low- and high-demand ...

    In: The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 22 (2022), 100387, 23 S. | Thomas Zwick, Mona Bruns, Johannes Geyer, Svenja Lorenz
  • Externe Monographien

    Essays in Pension and Long-Term Care Policy

    This dissertation studies the relationship of informal elder care and the pension system. The thesis consists of four chapters that apply several micro-econometric methods to survey data sets. The first three chapters use quasi-experimental settings to access important margins in the relationship between informal care giving and retirement and labor market behavior. The fourth chapter builds and estimates ...

    Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, 2022, 235 S. | Björn Fischer
  • DIW Weekly Report 41 / 2022

    A Higher Retirement Age Has Negative Health Effects

    In the policy debate, there are regular demands to further increase the retirement age to address the financial challenges for the pension system. However, a prolonged working life impacts a person’s health. Detailed data from the statutory health insurance companies shows that abolishing the “Rente für Frauen” (women’s pension) in 1999, which allowed women to retire at 60, resulted in negative health ...

    2022| Mara Barschkett, Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Increasing employment and family care? A structural analysis of pension and long-term care policy reforms

    We develop a comprehensive life-cycle model of elder parent care and work to evaluate options that address pressing conflicts between pension and long-term care (LTC) policies. Many OECD countries react to challenges of demographic change by increasing LTC by family members (informal care) and raising retirement ages. This intensifies conflicts between paid employment and informal care provision....

    25.11.2021| Björn Fischer
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