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Reformen der Alterssicherung und der sozioökonomische Status Älterer in Großbritannien und Deutschland


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  • Ginn, Jay
  • Fachinger, Uwe
  • Schmähl, Winfried


Der Beitrag gibt einen kurzen Überblick über die Entwicklung der Alterssicherungssysteme in Großbritannien und Deutschland und zeigt den derzeitigen sozioökonomischen Status der älteren Menschen an. Ausgehend von einer sehr kurzen und nur die Grundkonzeption charakterisierenden Darstellung der Alterssicherungssysteme werden die politische Diskussion und die Entwicklung der Gesetzesgrundlagen vor allem seit der Jahrtausendwende dargestellt. Anschließend wird anhand der vier Kriterien: Angemessenheit, Ungleichheit, Nachhaltigkeit und Aufrechterhaltung der Sparanreize die gegenwärtige Alterssicherungspolitik evaluiert, bevor die sich abzeichnenden Herausforderungen in den nächsten zehn Jahren skizziert werden. Den Abschluß bilden einige sich aus der Analyse ergebende Folgerungen. -- The paper outlines in short the development of old age security systems in the United Kingdom and Germany and shows the current state of the socio-economic status of the elderly. SWe start with a brief and only the basic conception characterizing description of the old age security systems, followed by a presentation of the political discussion and the development of the law since 2000. Then the current old age policy is evaluated on the basis of four criteria: Income adequacy for pensioners, degree of inequality of pensioner incomes, sustainability of pension schemes and maintenance of incentives to save. This is followed by a brief outline of the emerging challenges over the next ten years. Finally some conclusions are drawn, which occur from the analysis.

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Paper provided by University of Bremen, Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS) in its series Working papers of the ZeS with number 04/2007.

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Date of creation: 2007
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  1. Phil Agulnik & Julian Le Grand, 1998. "Tax relief and partnership pensions," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 19(4), pages 403-428, November.
  2. Viebrok, Holger & Himmelreicher, Ralf K., 2001. "Verteilungspolitische Aspekte vermehrter privater Altersvorsorge," Working papers of the ZeS 17/2001, University of Bremen, Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS).
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