Selbständige in die gesetzliche Rentenversicherung? / Should Self-employed Persons Subject to the Statutory Pay-as-you-go Pension System?: Wohlfahrtseffekte einer Ausweitung der Versicherungspflicht / Welfare Effects of Extending Compulsory Insurance to Include Self-employed Persons
The present paper is based on earlier studies by Kifmann (2001 ) and Buslei (2002) and constitutes an evaluation of the effects of subjecting self-employed people to the statutory pay-as-you-go pension system from 2005 onwards by using a computable general equilibrium model with overlapping generations. As opposed to earlier studies, for the first time this study takes into account future demographic developments and higher life expectancy as a function of socio-economic characteristics. Simulations are performed for a small open economy and a closed economy in consideration of adjusted investment cost. In further simulations, the old-age quotient is changed in the period from 2020 to 2030 to reduce the replacement rate to 60%.
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Volume (Year): 224 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
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