Pension Reforms in Germany Miss their Targets
Targeting is an important aim for social policy. A new MEA Discussion Paper reflects in three case studies typical shortcomings in the targeting design of pension reforms in Germany. The first case study examines how well work disability and the receipt of disability insurance match. In the second example, the researchers investigated the question of whether the 2014 introduction of a new pathway of early retirement without actuarial adjustments reached the intended target population. The third case study looks at the much discussed supplemental pension benefit for households at risk of poverty.