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Neue Rentenformel: mehr Gerechtigkeit und weniger Altersarmut


  • Friedrich Breyer
  • Stefan Hupfeld


Die gesetzliche Rentenversicherung ist nach dem Prinzip der Teilhabe-Äquivalenz aufgebaut. Dies soll bewirken, dass die Rentenansprüche in einer bestimmten Relation zu den gezahlten Beiträgen stehen, also vorrangig keine Umverteilung stattfindet. In Wahrheit gibt es jedoch eine massive Umverteilung zu Gunsten der Bezieher höherer Erwerbseinkommen, die aufgrund ihrer statistisch höheren Lebenserwartung eine längere Renten- Bezugsdauer aufweisen. Wird die Lebenserwartung in der Rentenformel berücksichtigt, führt dies nicht nur zu einer höheren Verteilungsneutralität, sondern auch zu deutlich weniger Altersarmut unter langjährigen Beitragszahlern.

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  • Friedrich Breyer & Stefan Hupfeld, 2009. "Neue Rentenformel: mehr Gerechtigkeit und weniger Altersarmut," DIW Wochenbericht, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 76(5), pages 82-86.
  • Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwob:76-5-1

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    1. Marcellino, Massimiliano & Banerjee, Anindya & Masten, Igor, 2005. "Forecasting macroeconomic variables for the new member states of the European Union," Working Paper Series 482, European Central Bank.
    2. Tommaso Proietti, 2006. "Temporal disaggregation by state space methods: Dynamic regression methods revisited," Econometrics Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 9(3), pages 357-372, November.
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    1. Traub, Stefan & Finkler, Sebastian, 2013. "Ein Grundsicherungsabstandsgebot für die Gesetzliche Rentenversicherung? Ergebnisse einer Mikrosimulation," Working papers of the ZeS 01/2013, University of Bremen, Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS).

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    Social security; Life expectancy; Poverty; Redistribution;

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    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs


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