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Selbständige und ihre Altersvorsorge: Sozialpolitischer Handlungsbedarf?


  • Fachinger, Uwe
  • Oelschläger, Angelika


One of the characteristics of the structural development in the Federal Republic of Germany is the increase of self-employment. In contrary to the regulations for dependent employees, a large part of self-employed persons are not included in the social security system. Social security insurances for self-employed only exist as exceptions. Therefore, the increase of selfemployment without social security may cause problems within the social security system. Our analysis shows that at present the data base is insufficient for statements about old-age security of self-employed. Nevertheless, it becomes clear that most of the self-employed are not included within the obligatory system of old-age security and that the existing structures are heterogeneous.

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  • Fachinger, Uwe & Oelschläger, Angelika, 2000. "Selbständige und ihre Altersvorsorge: Sozialpolitischer Handlungsbedarf?," MPRA Paper 1127, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:1127

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    1. Wolfgang Ruppert, 1997. "Ungünstige Bedingungen für die betriebliche Altersversorgung," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 50(28), pages 10-19, October.
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    1. Schulze Buschoff, Karin & Schmidt, Claudia, 2006. "Own-account workers in Europe: Flexible, mobile, and often inadequately insured," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Labor Market Policy and Employment SP I 2006-122, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
    2. Schulze Buschoff, Karin, 2007. "Self-employment and social risk management: Comparing Germany and the United Kingdom," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Labor Market Policy and Employment SP I 2007-103, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
    3. repec:iab:iabzaf:v:38:i:4:p:531-553 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Schulze Buschoff, Karin & Schmidt, Claudia, 2005. "Mobilität der Solo-Selbständigen im europäischen Vergleich (The employment status mobility of the solo-self-employed and their social protection in a European comparison)," Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung - Journal for Labour Market Research, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany], vol. 38(4), pages 531-553.
    5. Schulze Buschoff, Karin, 2006. "Die soziale Sicherung von selbstständig Erwerbstätigen in Deutschland," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Labor Market Policy and Employment SP I 2006-107, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).

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    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General


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