Topic Retirement and Pension Provision

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Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 2019

Experiences with Occupational Pensions in Denmark

Das Papier konzentriert sich auf die Entwicklung des Systems der kapitalgedeckten, betrieblichen Altersversorgung in Dänemark. Das dänische System, das 1987 als große Vereinbarung zwischen den Sozialpartnern, die von der Regierung unterstützt wird, und als Teil des Tarifverhandlungsprozesses eingeführt wurde, unterscheidet sich vom Aufbau in den meisten anderen Ländern, in denen Altersversorgungssysteme ...

2019| Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, Torben Möger Pedersen, Tove Birgitte Foxman
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 2019

The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global: Risk Based Versus Ethical Investments

Der Zugang zu Finanzmitteln ist entscheidend, wenn wir den grundlegenden Wandel unserer Zeit erreichen wollen: die Sicherung einer sicheren und gerechten Gesellschaft, die innerhalb der Kapazitäten unseres Planeten funktioniert. Im Zeitalter des globalen Marktkapitalismus und der Deregulierung bieten Staatsfonds (Sovereign Wealth Funds, SWFs) eine der wenigen öffentlichen ökonomischen Institutionen, ...

2019| Heidi Rapp Nilsen, Beate Sjåfjell, Benjamin J. Richardson
Diskussionspapiere 1827 / 2019

The 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 of older women affected by pension deductions for early retirement. Based on a large representative sample of the German workforce (SIAB), we calculate the consequences of individual financial incentive changes caused by a pension reform in Germany on employment, unemployment, and partial retirement. The reform ...

2019| Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan, Svenja Lorenz, Mona Pfister, Thomas Zwick
DIW Weekly Report 46/47/48 / 2019

100 Years of the Modern German Tax System: Foundation, Reforms, and Challenges

The tax and fiscal reforms headed by German finance minister Matthias Erzberger in 1919 and 1920 fundamentally reshaped German public finances. The total tax revenue as a percentage of GDP, or tax-to-GDP ratio, doubled and increased continually until the end of World War II. Since the 1950s, the tax-to-GDP ratio has remained between 22 and 24 percent of GDP most of the time. West Germany’s economic ...

2019| Stefan Bach
SOEPpapers 1051 / 2019

Long-Run Consequences of Informal Elderly Care and Implications of Public Long-Term Care Insurance

In this paper, I estimate a dynamic structural model of labor supply, retirement, and informal care supply, incorporating labor market frictions and the German tax and benefit system. I find that informal elderly care has adverse and persistent effects on labor market outcomes and therefore negatively affects lifetime earnings, future pension benefits, and individuals’ well-being. These consequences of ...

2019| Thorben Korfhage
DIW Roundup 130 / 2019

Do Default Assignments Increase Savings of the Poor? Empirical Evidence

Although households in developing and emerging countries are relatively poor, there is potential to save. For example, one study estimates that up to 8.1% of a poor household’s budget in such countries is spent on so-called temptation goods, like alcohol, tobacco, and festivals (Banerjee and Duflo, 2007). At the same time, many households are aware of the fact that they do not save enough. They name ...

2019| Eva Haaser, Melanie Koch
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Health-Related Life Cycle Risks and Public Insurance

Based on a dynamic life cycle model, this study analyzes health-related risks of consumption and old-age poverty. The model allows for health effects on employment risks, on productivity, on longevity, the correlation between health risks, productivity and preferences, and the financial incentives of the German public insurance schemes. The estimation uses data on male employees and an extended expectation-maximization ...

In: Journal of Health Economics 65 (2019), S. 227-245 | Daniel Kemptner
Diskussionspapiere 1809 / 2019

Time to Care? The Effects of Retirement on Informal Care Provision

This paper analyzes the impact of a reduction in women's labor supply through retirement on their informal care provision. Using SOEP data from the years 2001- 2016 the analysis addresses fundamental endogeneity problems by applying a fuzzy regression discontinuity design. We exploit early retirement thresholds for women in the German pension system as instruments for their retirement decision. We ...

2019| Björn Fischer, Kai-Uwe Müller
DIW Weekly Report 25 / 2019

Gender Pension Gaps in Europe Are More Explicitly Associated with Labor Markets than with Pension Systems

In many European countries, there is a substantial gender pension gap. Yet, these gaps vary strongly across countries. This cross-national study examines to what extent institutional and labor market-specific factors correlate with gender pension gaps. The findings show that the gender pension gap tends to be larger in countries with larger gender-specific differences in the employment or part-time ...

2019| Anna Hammerschmid, Carla Rowold

Pension reforms and behavioral perspectives on pensions

Joint workshop with FU Berlin, Hebrew University and CRC 190 The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars from Israel and Germany who pursue research projects on the interrelations between pension systems, demography, and capital markets.

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