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Höhere Rentenanpassung in Ostdeutschland erforderlich?

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  • Wolfgang Nierhaus

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Nach den Plänen der Bundesregierung soll die turnusmäßige Anpassung der Altersrenten in den nächsten beiden Jahren ausgesetzt werden. Statt einer Rentensteigerung im Ausmaß der durchschnittlichen Nettolohnentwicklung soll ein jährlicher Inflationsausgleich gewährt werden. Dieses Reformvorhaben stieß in Ostdeutschland auf besonders heftige Kritik. Wegen der dort immer noch niedrigeren Renten als in Westdeutschland sei der Anpassungsbedarf größer. Die Argumentation ist zwar für die Eckrente richtig, für einen Ost-West-Vergleich sollte allerdings besser die durchschnittlich verfügbare Altersrente herangezogen werden.

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Article provided by Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in its journal ifo Schnelldienst.

Volume (Year): 52 (1999)
Issue (Month): 19 (October)
Pages: 20-24

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Handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:52:y:1999:i:19:p:20-24

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Keywords: Deutschland neue Bundesländer; Gesetzliche Rentenversicherung; Rente;

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  1. Sinn, Hans-Werner, 2002. "Germany's Economic Unification: An Assessment after Ten Years," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 10(1), pages 113-28, February.
  2. Hans-Werner Sinn & Frank Westermann, 2000. "Two Mezzogiornos," CESifo Working Paper Series 378, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Strauch, Rolf & von Hagen, Jürgen, 2000. "East Germany: Transition With Unification - Experiments and Experiences," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 2386, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  4. Sinn, Hans-Werner & Ochel, Wolfgang, 2003. "Social Union, Convergence and Migration," Munich Reprints in Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics 948, University of Munich, Department of Economics.

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