Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Die soziale Sicherung von selbstständig Erwerbstätigen in Deutschland

Contents:

Author Info

  • Schulze Buschoff, Karin
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    Erläutert werden Art und Umfang der Einbeziehung der Selbstständigen in die einzelnen Sozialversicherungszweige, Sonderregelungen für bestimmte Gruppen von Selbstständigen, die gesetzlichen Regelungen zur Scheinselbstständigkeit und besondere sozialrechtliche Bedingungen bei arbeitsmarktpolitisch geförderter Selbstständigkeit (Ich-AG und Überbrückungsgeld). Es wird argumentiert, dass die Gesetzgebung zur sozialen Sicherung Selbstständiger widersprüchlich und unvollständig bleibt. Überfällig ist die Anerkennung des generellen sozialen Schutzbedarfs der Selbstständigen und die Ausweitung der Sozialversicherungspflicht auf alle Selbstständigen. Abschließend werden aktuelle Bestrebungen zur Reform der Sozialversicherungsregelungen für Selbstständige erörtert und bewertet. -- In Germany, self-employment outside of agriculture has been increasing since the 1990s. This has been accompanied by a growing number of the “new selfemployed”, many of whom have come directly from unemployment and set up small companies, mainly in the service sector, with only small capital resources. This development has created new challenges for social policy. It raises the question of whether and to what extent the social security system for the selfemployed works and is capable of dealing with the new situation. To answer this question, this paper evaluates Germany´s legislation on the social protection of self-employment. It is argued, that the social legislation on selfemployment (e.g. on “fictitious self-employment”) in recent years remains contradictory and incomplete. Instead, legislation should be directed towards the overdue recognition of the general need to protect the self-employed. The various reform options that follow from the evaluation are discussed in detail in the conclusion.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/44027/1/512836469.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) in its series Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Labor Market Policy and Employment with number SP I 2006-107.

    as in new window
    Length:
    Date of creation: 2006
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:zbw:wzblpe:spi2006107

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Germany
    Phone: ++49 - 30 - 25491 - 0
    Fax: ++49 - 30 - 25491 - 684
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.wzb.eu/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Fachinger, Uwe & Oelschläger, Angelika, 2000. "Selbständige und ihre Altersvorsorge: Sozialpolitischer Handlungsbedarf?," Working papers of the ZeS 03/2000, University of Bremen, Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS).
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:zbw:wzblpe:spi2006107. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (ZBW - German National Library of Economics).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.