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Angebotsinduzierung und Mitnahmeeffekt im Rahmen der Riester-Rente. Eine empirische Analyse
[Demand inducement, crowding in and the German Riester pension scheme. (Angebotsinduzierung und Mitnahmeeffekt im Rahmen der Riester-Rente)]

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  • Pfarr, Christian
  • Schneider, Udo

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In 2001, the voluntary additional Riester pension scheme was implemented in Germany. Financial subsidies should incentivize people to increase their private pension savings. In this paper, we hypothesize that these publicly subsidized savings mainly replace existing not subsidized savings and that supplier induced demand is an important factor. Using data from the Socio-economic Panel we analyze the key determinants in the choice of a Riester-pension. We find greater participation of those who already have life insurance or other public subsidied savings. Furthermore, we show that a contact with an insurance agent in the previous year is a major factor for the possession of a Riester-pension.

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  • Pfarr, Christian & Schneider, Udo, 2009. "Angebotsinduzierung und Mitnahmeeffekt im Rahmen der Riester-Rente. Eine empirische Analyse
    [Demand inducement, crowding in and the German Riester pension scheme. (Angebotsinduzierung und Mitnahmee
    ," MPRA Paper 17759, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Rumpf, Dominik & Wiegard, Wolfgang, 2010. "Kapitalertragsbesteuerung und Kapitalkosten," Working Papers 05/2010, German Council of Economic Experts / Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung.
    2. Börsch-Supan, Axel & Coppola, Michela & Reil-Held, Anette, 1970. "Riester Pensions in Germany: Design, Dynamics, Targetting Success and Crowding-In," MEA discussion paper series 201220, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.
    3. Bettina Lamla, 2012. "Family Background, Informal Networks and the Decision to Provide for Old Age: A Siblings Approach," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 466, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    4. repec:mea:meawpa:12261 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Riester-Rente; Demografie; angebotsinduzierte Nachfrage; Mitnahmeeffekt.;

    JEL classification:

    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy

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