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Call for Papers: Quarterly Journal of Economic Research 1/2019

„Future of capital funded old age provision in Germany – sovereign wealth funds versus individual retirement accounts“Editors: Timm Bönke, Markus M. Grabka and Carsten SchröderIn May 2018, the German Federal Ministry of ..

09.07.2018| Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder

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.

SOEPpapers 986 / 2018

Are Retirees More Satisfied? – Anticipation and Adaptation Effects of Retirement on Subjective Well-Being: A Panel Analysis for Germany

Quality of life and satisfaction with life are of particular importance for individuals as well as for society concerning the “demographic change” with now longer retirement periods. This study will contribute to the life satisfaction discussion

2018| Joachim Merz
Research Project

Record linkage between Socio-Economic Panel and administrative pension data — a combined dataset for life course research (SOEP-RV)

In cooperation with the Research Data Center of the German Pension Insurance (FDZ-RV), we implement a record linkage of SOEP household survey data with administrative individual employment/retirement biographies, which are available on a monthly ...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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

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 .

2019| Eva Haaser, Melanie Koch
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Retirement and informal care provision - Effects of the 1999 pension reform in Germany

Using a reform induced increase in the ERA for German women this paper uncovers causal effects of retirement on informal care provision. Studies so far focus on the causality of labor supply on informal care activity in the middle part of an ...

20.02.2019| Björn Fischer
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Labor Supply and Fiscal Effects of Partial Retirement - the Role of Entry Age and the Timing of Pension Benefits

In recent years policy-makers are incentivizing later retirement entry by enabling flexible transitions into retirement through partial retirement. However, empirical evidence shows that the labor supply and related fiscal effects of more flexibility

In: The Journal of the Economics of Ageing (2019), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-01-14] | Peter Haan, Songül Tolan
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Later pension, poorer health? Evidence from the new State Pension age in the UK

15.06.2018| Ludovico Carrino, King’s College London and University of Venice Ca’ Foscari
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Distributional Effects of Subsidizing Retirement Savings Accounts: Evidence from Germany

We empirically investigate the distributional consequences of the Riester scheme, the main private pension subsidization program in Germany. We find that 38% of the aggregate subsidy accrues to the top two deciles of the income distribution, but only

In: Finanzarchiv 74 (2018) 4, S. 415-445 | Giacomo Corneo, Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
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