Burgert, Derik Dicke, Hugo Glismann, Hans H. Horn, Ernst-Jürgen
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Kiel Working Paper 924
This paper is concerned with establishing the data base that is necessary to analyse the double bürden argument which has been used to reject a sweeping reform of the German old-age pension System. We show that this argument does not hold if the existing pay-as-you-go system were to be replaced with a System of tax-funded flat-rate payments for the old. We provide some 80 tables containing estimates of Claims on the public-pension System in the year 2000 (the postulated year of transition) and projections of Claims on a future system of flat-rate old-age payments.