Retirement Income Provision and Household Income: Between- and Within-Cohort Inequalities in Germany and the United States since the 1980s

  • Jan Paul HeisigEmail author
Part of the Transformations of the State book series (TRST)


Pension reform has featured high on the agenda of OECD countries in recent decades. As a result of growing life expectancy and low fertility rates, most member countries are already experiencing declines in the size of the working-age population relative to the older population, and this trend is set to continue into the future. One of the more serious implications of this development is the threat posed to the solvency of public pay-as-you-go pension schemes. Labour shortages are another scenario troubling policy-makers and employers alike.


Disposable Income Early Retirement Public Pension Pension Reform Retirement Income 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WZB Berlin Social Science CenterBerlinGermany

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