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Langfristige Folgen einer Einbeziehung der Selbständigen in die gesetzliche Rentenversicherung

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This paper examines the consequences of including the self-employed in the German pay-as-you-go pension system. The effects on the implicit tax rate of the different generations and groups are analysed. It is demonstrated that the inclusion of the self-employed can be used to reach two objectives. First, horizontal equity between individuals of one generation can be established. Second, the implicit tax rate of the individuals previously insured in the pension system can be permanently lowered if the pension formula is appropriately modified. Dieser Beitrag untersucht die Folgen einer Einbeziehung der Selbständigen in die gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung. Im Mittelpunkt der Betrachtung stehen die impliziten Steuersätze für die einzelnen Generationen und Versichertengruppen. Es wird gezeigt, dass eine Einbeziehung der Selbständigen nicht nur dazu geeignet ist, horizontale Gerechtigkeit zwischen den Individuen einer Generation herzustellen und die Rentenversicherung kurz- und mittelfristig zu entlasten. Zudem kann die implizite Steuerlast der bisher Versicherungspflichtigen auch langfristig gemindert werden, wenn die Rentenformel geeignet modifiziert wird.

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  • Mathias Kifmann, 2001. "Langfristige Folgen einer Einbeziehung der Selbständigen in die gesetzliche Rentenversicherung," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 251, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
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    1. Michael Voigtländer, 2005. "Qualitative und quantitative Aspekte einer Elternrente?," List Forum Chapter,in: List Forum Band 31, edition 1, volume 3, chapter 13, pages 215-230 List Gesellschaft e.V..
    2. Bögenhold, Dieter & Fachinger, Uwe, 2004. "Struktureller Wandel selbständiger Erwerbsarbeit: Analysen auf der Grundlage der Scientific Use Files der Mikrozensen," Working papers of the ZeS 03/2004, University of Bremen, Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS).
    3. Jess Heinrich, 2004. "Selbständige in die gesetzliche Rentenversicherung? / Should Self-employed Persons Subject to the Statutory Pay-as-you-go Pension System?: Wohlfahrtseffekte einer Ausweitung der Versicherungspflicht /," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 224(3), pages 292-316, June.
    4. Breyer, Friedrich & Franz, Wolfgang & Homburg, Stefan & Schnabel, Reinhold & Wille, Eberhard, 2004. "Reform der sozialen Sicherung," EconStor Books, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, number 92399.
    5. Friedrich Breyer & Mathias Kifmann, 2004. "The German Retirement Benefit Formula: Drawbacks and Alternatives," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 60(1), pages 1-63, April.

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    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies

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