Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168278
Authors: 
Kemptner, Daniel
Haan, Peter
Lüthen, Holger
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2017: Alternative Geld- und Finanzarchitekturen - Session: Income Distribution, Inequality and Poverty F19-V4
Abstract: 
We use social security records to document heterogeneity in life expectancy by lifetime earnings and we analyze how this longevity gap has evolved over cohorts. We provide evidence that the earnings-related longevity gap is increasing over cohorts in West Germany. Further, we propose a decomposition to disentangle the role of increasing earnings inequality over cohorts and the effect of changes in the earnings gradient. Finally, we study the distributional implications for the pension system.
JEL: 
H55
I14
J11
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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