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The German Pension System

Bert Rürup

in Social Security Pension Reform in Europe

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780226241081
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226241913 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226241913.003.0007
The German Pension System

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This chapter focuses on the changes within the German pension system. Section 5.2 briefly describes the institutional settings of the German pension system. Section 5.3 describes the changes that occurred with the pension reform of 1992. Section 5.4 examines the most important elements of the pension reform of 1999. Section 5.5 investigates the latest reform proposals by the German government, and Section 5.6 summarizes the existing situation of the German pension system. A commentary and discussion summary are also included at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: Germany; pension system; pension reform

Chapter.  10815 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Economics

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