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Zur Erhöhung der Regelaltersgrenze in Deutschland: eine internationale Perspektive


  • Stefan Moog
  • Christoph Müller


To ensure the sustainability of public pension finances in light of the increase in life-expectancy Germany as well as other OECD countries have decided to raise the statutory retirement age. Against this background, this paper presents the main trends of the development of pensionable ages in OECD countries in the period 1950-2050. Moreover, for Germany as well as for six other OECD countries the paper analyzes the impact of the increase in statutory retirement ages for the sustainability of public finances. Um die Tragfahigkeit der staatlichen Rentensysteme angesichts der Zunahme der Lebenserwartung langfristig sicherzustellen, haben neben Deutschland auch andere OECD-Staaten in der Vergangenheit das gesetzliche Rentenalter erhoht. Vor diesem Hintergrund stellt der vorliegende Beitrag die Entwicklung des Rentenalters in den Mitgliedsstaaten der OECD im Zeitraum von 1950-2050 dar. Weiterhin wird neben Deutschland fur sechs weitere Mitgliedsstaaten der OECD untersucht, welchen Beitrag die Erhohung des Rentenalters als Teil der nationalen Rentenreformstrategien fur die Tragfahigkeit der offentlichen Finanzen in diesen Staaten geleistet hat.

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  • Stefan Moog & Christoph Müller, 2011. "Zur Erhöhung der Regelaltersgrenze in Deutschland: eine internationale Perspektive," Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 80(2), pages 33-51.
  • Handle: RePEc:diw:diwvjh:80-2-3

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    1. Karl Brenke, 2009. "Reallöhne in Deutschland über mehrere Jahre rückläufig," DIW Wochenbericht, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 76(33), pages 550-560.
    2. Dirk Krueger & Felix Kubler, 2006. "Pareto-Improving Social Security Reform when Financial Markets are Incomplete!?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 96(3), pages 737-755, June.
    3. Oliver Ehrentraut & Matthias Heidler, 2008. "Zur nachhaltigen Finanzierung der GRV: Der Beitrag der Altersgrenzenanhebung im Rentenreformprozess," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 9(4), pages 424-445, November.
    4. Markus Knell & Walpurga Köhler-Töglhofer & Doris Prammer, 2006. "The Austrian Pension System – How Recent Reforms Have Changed Fiscal Sustainability and Pension Benefits," Monetary Policy & the Economy, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), issue 2, pages 69-93.
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    International comparison; public pensions; retirement age;

    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • H68 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits, and Debt
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination


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