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Zur Berücksichtigung von Kindern bei umlagefinanzierter Alterssicherung

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  • Kai A. Konrad
  • Wolfram F. Richter

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According to the ruling of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany it is unconstitutional if members of the mandatory insurance against long-term care have to pay contributions that are not conditional on the number of their children. This article takes a critical view on child-related contribution payments. It is argued that such a policy is not well targeted and not well founded in welfare economics. Copyright Verein für Socialpolitik und Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 2005

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  • Kai A. Konrad & Wolfram F. Richter, 2005. "Zur Berücksichtigung von Kindern bei umlagefinanzierter Alterssicherung," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 6(1), pages 115-130, February.
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    1. Mevis, Dirk & Weddige, Olaf, 2006. "Gefahr erkannt - Gefahr gebannt? Nachhaltigkeitsbilanz der 15. Legislaturperiode des Deutschen Bundestages 2002 - 2005," FZG Discussion Papers 9, University of Freiburg, Research Center for Generational Contracts (FZG).

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    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions

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