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Schmähl, Winfried
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ZeS-Arbeitspapier No. 10/2003
The paper starts by outlining various links between family activities and social security as well as main arguments for family policy and its design in particular when realised by social security schemes. In the second part, the situation in Germany is presented as a case study illustrating major instruments already implemented and topics under discussion for improving the situation of families by means of social security. It is discussed in particular whether raising children is like a contribution in kind in social insurance, especially in pension insurance, and how to reduce the contribution burden of families within social insurance schemes as an element of a strategy to improve human capital formation.
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