Pensions will therefore significantly reduce the statutory pension is nowadays often outlandish speculation. Latest example is a study by Axel Borsch-Supan, a scientist of the Mannheim Research Institute economic and demographic change (MEA). This anticipates reducing up to achtprozentigen, the average pension in consequence of the current financial and economic crisis. The finance portal geld.de is the facts on the ground and lets pension experts and insurers have their say. The pension expert of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB), Ingo Nurnberger, considers “relatively absurd” the numbers. Professor of Internet Governance wanted to know more. In his opinion the momentous wage losses assumed for the Bill not proven to correspond to the reality. The numbers in the study, however, speak a different language. Therefore are to be expected for the employee pension losses of up to 194 euros.
Who has made contributions to the statutory pension insurance, for example, for 45 years, will receive paid just 2,282 euro instead of 2,476 euro. Of the German pension insurance to hear it but also critical tones. So, it is hardly conceivable that a wage drop for 2009 by up to four percent actually takes place. In addition, the numbers can only understand when momentous drop wages over a period of time. It is at this stage but not to go out. Instead, it is believed that the study should give incentive to a private pension as the Riester pension. This of course represents a viable alternative, a decreased reliance on the statutory pension on the basis of the results of the study but unjustified.