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Green Guarantee Pension

The Green Guarantee Pension is designed to ensure that people who have worked the majority of their lives, brought up children, looked after other people or have acquired other rights under the statutory pension insurance (Gesetzliche Rentenversicherung) receive a pension in old age that is above the means-tested basic pension. The Guarantee Pension increases pension entitlements within the...

Current Project| Public Economics
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
Research Project

An empirical analysis of non-take up of social assistance for the elderly

The aim of the research project was to non-take-up of social assistance for the elderly. The analysis is based on the Socio-economic Panel (SOEP). Using a microsimulation model (STSM) developed at DIW Berlin, it was determined on the basis of survey data from the previous year (including income and property information, household context, living situation, health situation, household equipment)...

Current Project| Public Economics
Research Project

Rates of return in pension schemes

In the project, calculations are to be carried out on the return on different forms of old-age provision for three types of individuals: low earners, average earners and high earners. A distinction is made between calculations for the statutory pension insurance (GRV) and for company pensions (BAV). The main aim is to show how different legal regulations in the GRV and BAV that will be effective...

Completed Project| Public Economics
Research Project

The link between pension levels and old-age poverty: Simulation analyses

In this project, we analyze and illustrate the link between pension levels and poverty risk in old age in two steps. First, using stylized calculations, we show how changing pension levels affect the distance between retirement benefits  and basic means-tested social benefits (Grundsicherung im Alter). Second, we analyze the impact of changing pension levels on old-age poverty risk and...

Completed Project| Public Economics
Research Project

The effect of the demographic change on inequality and the role of the pension system: Evidence from social security data and a dynamic structural life-cycle model

The demographic change poses numerous challenges to societies in developed countries. In particular, the increasing longevity and the related ageing of societies affect the organization and the financing of the welfare state. Therefore, most governments have introduced or are about to design reforms of the welfare state, most important of the pension system. At the same time the increasing...

Current Project| Public Economics
Diskussionspapiere 1857 / 2020

Entwicklung der Demographie, der Erwerbstätigkeit sowie des Leistungsniveaus und der Finanzierung der gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung

Dieses Papier stellt Modellrechnungen zur Entwicklung der Gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung (GRV) vor. Es beruht vorwiegend auf dem MEA-PENSIM Modell des Munich Center of the Economics of Aging (MEA) und ergänzend auf dem PENPRO-Modell des DIW. Das Modell projiziert aus Annahmen und Setzungen in mehreren Schritten die Entwicklung der Demographie und Beschäftigung sowie der wichtigsten Kenngrößen der ...

2020| Axel Börsch-Supan, Johannes Rausch, Hermann Buslei, Johannes Geyer
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
Press Release

Increasing numbers of older individuals in Germany burdened by housing costs

Housing costs have risen sharply since 1996, especially for renters - Two thirds of older renting households spend over 30 percent of their income on rent compared with 38 percent in 1996 – People living alone in particular are affected by high housing costs

03.07.2019
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