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Zuschussrente: die Diskussion um die Altersarmutsgefährdung


  • Stefan Arent


688 € Rente im Jahr 2030 für einen sozialversicherten Beschäftigten, der 35 Jahre lang 2.500 € brutto monatlich verdient hat. Mit dieser Hiobsbotschaft erschreckte das BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR ARBEIT UND SOZIALES (BMAS) Anfang September 2012 die Öffentlichkeit. Gleichzeitig wurde in den Medien berichtet, dass aktuell fast ein Drittel der Arbeitnehmer weniger als 2.500 € brutto im Monat verdient [BILD AM SONNTAG (2012)]. So wurde der Schluss gezogen, dass eine breite Schicht von Arbeitnehmern zukünftig einem erheblichen Altersarmutsrisiko ausgesetzt ist. In der aufkeimenden Diskussion um das Für und Wider einer Zuschussrente sind jedoch wichtige Punkte beiseitegeschoben worden.

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  • Stefan Arent, 2012. "Zuschussrente: die Diskussion um die Altersarmutsgefährdung," ifo Dresden berichtet, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 19(05), pages 24-28, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ifodre:v:19:y:2012:i:05:p:24-28

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    1. Stefan Arent & Wolfgang Nagl, 2010. "A Fragile Pillar: Statutory Pensions and the Risk of Old-Age Poverty in Germany," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 66(4), pages 419-441, December.
    2. Martin Gasche, 2012. "Bonusrente statt Zuschussrente," Wirtschaftsdienst, Springer;German National Library of Economics, vol. 92(9), pages 605-612, September.
    3. Stefan Krenz & Wolfgang Nagl & Joachim Ragnitz, 2009. "Is There a Growing Risk of Old-Age Poverty in East Germany?," Applied Economics Quarterly (formerly: Konjunkturpolitik), Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, vol. 60(Supplemen), pages 35-54.
    4. Jan Goebel & Markus M. Grabka, 2011. "Zur Entwicklung der Altersarmut in Deutschland," DIW Wochenbericht, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 78(25), pages 3-16.
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    Armut; Rente; Rentenpolitik; Rentenfinanzierung; Gesetzliche Rentenversicherung; Deutschland;

    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies


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