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Reform of the Public Pension System in Germany

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  • Kai A. Konrad
  • Gert Wagner

This paper studies the current crisis in the German pension system and discusses the various reform proposals.

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Paper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 200.

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Length: 19 p.
Date of creation: 2000
Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp200
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