Pension reform

Rates of Return of the German Pay-as-you-go System

Mannheim, 2005. Population ageing exerts great pressures on the German public pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pension system. On the one hand, expenditures rise as pensions have to be financed for longer periods due to continuous increases in life expectancy. On the other hand, revenues stay behind as working cohorts become smaller due to low fertility rates. The current situation will deteriorate further once the baby boom generation will begin to retire around 2015. As a consequence, if retirement ages cannot be raised sufficiently, either contribution rates must rise or pension levels must decrease in the long-run.
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Births, Economic Growth and Population Aging

Mannheim, 2002. The gradually accelerating demographic change is one of the key factors shaping the future development of our society. In an aging population a shrinking working age population is accompanied by a rising number of pensioners. In the future this means that the financial burden of supporting ever more pensioners will fall on ever fewer shoulders and will exercise increasing pressure on social security systems and on the economy as a whole. To date discussion has focused primarily on the consequences of aging, and on the financing and design of the public pension system. However, it would also make sense to investigate the causes of the aging phenomenon, focusing in particular on the continuing decrease of the fertility rate. The obvious question to ask is whether the aging problem can be solved by raising the fertility rate?
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Discussion Papers about pension reform

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SHARE User Conference 2019 in Budapest, Hungary

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Introducing a pension information platform in Germany?

New feasibility study for a digital pension cockpit

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Mexican Government honors Dr. Diana López-Falcón

Dr. Diana López-Falcón, researcher at MEA, receives the "Distinguished Mexican Award" by her home country Mexico for her outstanding professional...

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Research Ministers Visit MEA

Prof. Börsch-Supan meets with German Federal Minister of Education and Research and Bavarian Minister for Science and Arts

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MEA director part of new pension commission

Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan appointed as expert by German Government

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SHARE Book Release in Brussels - June 25, 2019

First results of SHARE Wave 6 and 7 - Health and socio-economic status over the life course

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