Working Paper

Germany's Social Security System under Strain


  • Siebert
  • H.
Publication Date

Germany's social security system is surveyed, its benefits and contributions are discussed. The expansion of this system in the last decades is described, its impact on employment and growth is studied and proposals for the reform of the system are discussed.


JEL Classification
H5, I18, I3, J26

Key Words

  • health
  • policy reform
  • Social security system
  • unemployment and old age insurance
  • Welfare State
  • Wohlfahrtsstaat