Search Results: demographic-change-in-germany

Demographic Change in Germany

The Economic and Fiscal Consequences

Author: Ingrid Hamm,Helmut Seitz,Martin Werding

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354068137X

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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This book provides an up-to-date summary of the consequences of demographic aging for labor markets, financial markets, economic growth, social security schemes and public finances in Germany, essentially reflecting the present state of knowledge in any of these areas. All contributions are written by leading experts in their fields and are based on results that emerge at the forefront of current research.

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Author: k. a.

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640895495

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 39

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The demographic change in Germany is a current and always present subject. The media, politicians and experts permanently discuss the topic. There are many different opinions and views, but all have a statistical commonality; humans are invariably growing older and at the same time Germany is struck by an alarming decline in the birth rate. This dilemma leads to a fast aging population with big problems for the whole German society and especially for the efficiency of the German Pension Insurance. Since many years, the legal pension fund is stuck in a crisis. Declining birth rates and an increasing expectancy of life yield to less and less premium payers and a steadily increasing group of pension recipients, which, due to the PAYG system, confronts the Pension Fund with a financial problem. Hence, the benefit level will further decline in the long term and the legal pension will not be sufficient as the exclusive old-age insurance. This assignment considers the key aspects of the demographic development, esp. the future perspective of the pension system. Furthermore, this assignment will discuss possible solutions in order to find out a possible strategy to solve this problem. The aspects are only related to Germany, even though Germany doesn’t stand alone with the phenomenon of demographic aging. Similar developments can be found in almost every European and western industrial nation.

Macroeconomic Consequences of Demographic Change

Modeling Issues and Applications

Author: Sebastian Rausch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642001467

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 135

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This book represents a culmination of my Ph.D. research conducted at the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics and at the University of Duisburg-Essen from Oc- ber 2005 to April 2008. Many people have generously contributed their time, ex- rience and resources towards the success of this dissertation. First and foremost, I would like to thank Prof. Dr. Volker Clausen, a great sup- visor, who has always encouraged my work. It has been a pleasure to work under his excellent guidance. His steady engagement and support have provided me the kind of working environment that has proved to be instrumental in writing this thesis. I am also grateful to my second supervisor, Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Rutherford, who has inspired my work from the beginning. This thesis would de?nitely not have been possible without his innumerable and fundamental contributions in the area of c- putational economics. As a co-author of Chapter 2 of this thesis, he was a pleasure to collaborate with and learn from.

Demographic Change in Germany - Its Political Consequences

Author: Laura Konzelmann,Michael Bergmann,Hans Rattinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783848708222


Page: 338

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Coping with Demographic Change: A Comparative View on Education and Local Government in Germany and Poland

Author: Reinhold Sackmann,Walter Bartl,Bernadette Jonda,Katarzyna Kopycka,Christian Rademacher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319103016

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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With many OECD countries experiencing a decline in their populations, this book offers a theoretical model of coping with demographic change and examines different strategies that societies have used to come to terms with demographic change. In particular, it details the different ways that Germany and Poland have tried to cope with this challenge and reveals three conflicting strategies: expansion, reduction, and phasing out. Coverage includes: · How and why demographic change was used in Poland to expand the education system · The variance of linkage between demographic change and growth rates in different fields of education in a German Bundesland · Modes of reflexivity and personnel policy in German and Polish municipalities · Effects of demographic change and forms of coping on fiscal capacity and unemployment rates in German municipalities Coping with Demographic Change examines how and why societies cope with these detrimental effects. It conceptualizes the challenges a society faces as a result of demographic change and focuses on the processes by which actors, organizations and nation-states try to cope with this new situation.

Demographic Change and its Economic Consequences for USA compared to Germany

Author: Lukas Scisly

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640728688

Category: Political Science

Page: 22

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Business economics - Economic Policy, grade: 1,0, , language: English, abstract: Many countries in the world have gone through demographic transitions which have serious consequences on their economies. Examples for these are the USA and Germany. Since 1950, USA’s population has been going through a demographic transition. Although its population has experienced growth over the years, it is aging rapidly and has become more racially and ethnically diverse. Germany on the other hand, has a diminishing population with a population structure of people 65 and over, rising at a rapid rate. These demographic changes have had sig-nificant consequences for these economies and have ultimately led to policy implementations to address the issue. There are also grave concerns for the future of the economies, and the question of policy considerations for these changes. The purpose of this research paper is to examine demographic changes that have occurred over time in USA and Germany, the impact that these changes have on these economies in par-ticular the labor market and the health system and future implications of these changes. Additionally, policy considerations that have been made to address these demographic changes will be addressed. This paper seeks to investigate what current and future impacts demographic changes have on USA and Germany and how the countries counteract these impacts.

The demographic developments in Germany and their effects on consumer behaviour

Author: Steffen Plutz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656172528

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 14

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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject Communications - Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, grade: 2,0, AKAD University of Applied Sciences Leipzig, course: Market Research, language: English, abstract: Our society is in the change. A decline in the birthrate, ageing and a shrinking population have moved during the last years rightly in the centre of the public discussion and shift the demographic frame in a not known way up to now. The demographic change is a sign of this time and will exercise a big influence on the social development. Demographic developments can lead to the fact, that market relations as well as the size and the growth of markets change substantially by what new markets and new sales opportunities can originate from (cf. Kuß/ Tomczak, 2004, p.76f). Because the demographically conditioned changes of the markets slowly take place, it is already today important for enterprises to explore the needs and preferences of the older customer group. Previous to the background of the demographic change, the good and service offer just as internal processes of development and not least the communication with the customer must be considered. This is the only way enterprises can early position themselves to work on this already growing and in future gigantic market (cf. Heitzer-Priem/ Hertling/ Ratazzi-Förster, 2011, p.13). Market research can help the decision maker to recognize trend statements (forecasts), timely market changes and consumer trends and to act accordingly (cf. Steinmetz/ Weis, 2008, p.18). Especially marketing research at the macroscopic level provides the informational base for marketing strategies and for the strategically early detection (cf. Baumgarth, Benecker, 1999, p.5). In this work, especially the area „socio-cultural environment“ (e.g. value change, demographic population development as for example the ageing of the society or the increase of the single households in Germany) should be examined. The demographic developments and their influence on the consumer behavior is the topic of this work. In addition, the first part of this Assignment deals with the topical and future demographic developments in Germany. Subsequent to that, their effects on the consumer's behavior should be shown closer. Since more exact forecasts cannot be made with regard to the migration and immigration because of the strong variations at the moment, this work limits itself primarily to the present and future consumer behavior of the „about 50 year-old“ group. The aim of this work should be, to give an overview about the demographic development in Germany and some concrete effects on the consumer behavior by means of forecasts.

Time Shift, Leisure and Tourism

Impacts of Time Allocation on Successful Products and Services

Author: Klaus Weiermair,Harald Pechlaner,Thomas Bieger

Publisher: Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783503097463

Category: Leisure

Page: 379

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Reframing Demographic Change in Europe

Perspectives on Gender and Welfare State Transformations

Author: Heike Kahlert,Waltraud Ernst

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643104111

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Demographic change in Europe has been a topic of great public and political interest since the 1990s. The central aim of this book is to create new questions for research by connecting the topics of demographic change, of the restructuring of the welfare state and of change in gender relations. The articles have a closer look at the interrelation of these social and political changes by highlighting different national situations as well as different theoretical and empirical aspects. They try to reframe the 'problem' of demographic change by analyzing it in the context of gender and welfare state transformations.

Germany's New Security Demographics

Military Recruitment in the Era of Population Aging

Author: Wenke Apt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400769644

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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Military recruitment will become more difficult in times of demographic aging. The question arises whether demographic change will constrain the capacity of aging states like Germany to conduct foreign policy and pursue their national security interests. Since contemporary military operations still display a strong human element, particular scrutiny is given to the empirical analysis of the determinants of military propensity and military service among youth. An additional human capital projection until 2030 illustrates how the decline in the youth population will interact with trends in educational attainment and adolescent health to further complicate military recruitment in the future. A concluding review of recruiting practices in other NATO countries provides insight in best-practice policy options to reduce the military’s sensitivity to demographic change. Following this approach, the book gives prominence to a topic that has thus far been under-represented in the greater discussion of demographic change today, namely the demographic impact on international affairs and strategic calculations.

Demographics of Korea and Germany

Population Changes and Socioeconomic Impact of two Divided Nations in the Light of Reunification

Author: Bernhard Köppen,Norbert F. Schneider

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 384741173X

Category: Political Science

Page: 127

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Korea and Germany are commonly described as emblematic examples of divided nations. But while Korea is still divided Germany has gone through a peaceful unification. The book offers a unique comparative study on the demographic change in these divided countries. It also investigates the developments after Germany‘s unification. Based on this demographic insights of a merged society it asks about their use and limits for a possible Korean scenario of reunification.

Innovation Behavior Towards Consumer Goods of People in the age Group 50 and Above in Germany

Author: Sebastian Hof

Publisher: Diplomarbeiten Agentur

ISBN: 3842829590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 93

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Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: 1.1, Problem Statement: It is a widely spread fact that everybody wants to become old but the fewest want to be old. But it is also a fact that we cannot stop the age. It may exist ways and means to keep your mental and physical skills in a good shape but with every day we will become older one day anyway. The only alternative of getting older by the way doesn t seem to be much tempting why people accept the tide someday. What in this case only is concerning the single one also applies to whole societies. Tomorrow everybody will be older, the group of the over 50s is continuously increasing. So the aged will become more, but will they also become older mental or physically as a consequence? Nowadays, an increasingly number of seniors is more healthy and powerful than their parent generation. And they are highly attractive for companies but were disregarded for a long time when for example addressing advertisements. May it be because they are seen as less open for new products or due to the fact that they are supposed to show less involvement when confronted with advertisement. The reasons are multifarious. But the same as our society will continuously change the over 50s have also changed in their behavior. Companies haven t dealt with the over 50s as a target group for a long period of time. Older people are often associated with gridlocked habits and a certain rejection to new things like already mentioned. But is this true? Do they act or react different due to their age than their younger counterparts? Are the above mentioned prejudices in fact only the opinion of some companies? This questions need to be answered especially when regarding the society change creeping over us. 1.2, Terminologies: All relevant terms concerning the title of this thesis will be explained in the following chapters. For example, the meaning of innovation is explained in chapter 4 Innovativeness and the meaning of consumer good will be explained in chapter about 3 Consumer Behavior . The idea behind this is to guarantee that the words are understood when they are needed in a logical way. 1.3, Goals and Structure of the Thesis: This thesis aims to answer several questions. First, the reader should get a feeling for the socio-demographic change we are facing in Germany and the consequential change not only for our society but also for our economy. In the following, it should be understood the over 50s main characteristics, how they [...]

Germany’s future electors

Developments of the German electorate in times of demographic change

Author: Nora E. Sánchez Gassen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658069422

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

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Nora E. Sánchez Gassen analyses how demographic trends and electoral law have influenced the German electorate in the past and projects their future impact. A set of population projections illustrates how the size and age structure of the electorate will change until 2030 due to ongoing demographic changes. Additional analyses reveal how reforms of electoral law and citizenship law could be used to influence these trends. Overall, the author combines demographic methods with democratic theory in order to investigate a topic that has so far received little attention in discussions on demographic change: the future of the democratic system.

Deutschland schafft sich ab

Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen

Author: Thilo Sarrazin

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641048982

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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Thilo Sarrazin beschreibt mit seiner profunden Erfahrung aus Politik und Verwaltung die Folgen, die sich für Deutschlands Zukunft aus der Kombination von Geburtenrückgang, problematischer Zuwanderung und wachsender Unterschicht ergeben. Er will sich nicht damit abfinden, dass Deutschland nicht nur älter und kleiner, sondern auch dümmer und abhängiger von staatlichen Zahlungen wird. Sarrazin sieht genau hin, seine Analyse schont niemanden. Er zeigt ganz konkret, wie wir die Grundlagen unseres Wohlstands untergraben und so den sozialen Frieden und eine stabile Gesellschaft aufs Spiel setzen. Deutschland läuft Gefahr, in einen Alptraum zu schlittern. Dass das so ist, weshalb das so ist und was man dagegen tun kann, davon handelt dieses Buch.

Shrinking Cities

International Perspectives and Policy Implications

Author: Karina Pallagst,Thorsten Wiechmann,Cristina Martinez-Fernandez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135072213

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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The shrinking city phenomenon is a multidimensional process that affects cities, parts of cities or metropolitan areas around the world that have experienced dramatic decline in their economic and social bases. Shrinkage is not a new phenomenon in the study of cities. However, shrinking cities lack the precision of systemic analysis where other factors now at work are analyzed: the new economy, globalization, aging population (a new population transition) and other factors related to the search for quality of life or a safer environment. This volume places shrinking cities in a global perspective, setting the context for in-depth case studies of cities within Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Germany, France, Great Britain, South Korea, Australia, and the USA, which consider specific economic, social, environmental, cultural and land-use issues.

Wir haben die Zeit

Denkanstöße für ein gutes Leben

Author: Christian Schüle

Publisher: Edition Körber

ISBN: 3896845241

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

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Wir leben immer länger und bleiben lange gesund. Wir hätten also allen Grund, uns Zeit zu lassen. Aber wem gelingt das schon? Noch nie fühlten sich so viele Menschen in Deutsch-land überfordert und erschöpft Sich von zu vielen widersprüchlichen Anforderungen und Angeboten gejagt zu fühlen, ist beinahe schon ein Markenzeichen unserer Gesellschaft Gibt es einen Ausstieg aus dieser permanenten Rushhour? Der Philosoph Christian Schüfe liefert jede Menge Anstöße für eine Neuordnung des Denkens: Wie lassen sich prägende Faktoren unseres Lebens - Arbeit Familie, Freizeit - in Ein-klang bringen? Ist es planbar und gestaltbar, das gute Leben von morgen? Christian Schüles Denk-Leitfaden wendet sich an alle, die ihren Lebensplan nicht den Triebkräften der Wirtschaft und den gesellschaftlichen Routinen überlassen wollen. Sein Buch mündet in der Utopie eines neuen Humanismus: Wie könnte unsere Welt aussehen, wenn sie sich wirklich am Menschen und seinen individuellen Bedürfnissen orientierte?

The Lion and the Star

Gentile-Jewish Relations in Three Hessian Towns, 1919-1945

Author: Jonathan Friedman

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813147492

Category: History

Page: 304

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The Lion and the Star not only offers an informed glimpse into the intricacies of daily German life but also confirms the continuing danger of making sweeping generalizations about German Jews and non-Jews. In the aftermath of World War II, many viewed the Third Reich as an aberration in German history and laid blame with Hitler and his followers. Since the 1960s, historians have widened their focus, implicating "ordinary" Germans in the demise of German Jewry. Jonathan Friedman addresses this issue by investigation everyday relations between German Jews and their Gentile neighbors. Friedman examines three German communities of different sizes -- Frankfurt am Main, Giessen, and Geisenheim. Symbolized by the Hessian heraldic lion, these communities represent a cross-section of both Gentile and Jewish society in Germany during the Weimar and Nazi years. Researching in the United States, Germany, England, and Israel, he gleaned information from interviews, memoirs, diaries, letters, newspapers, church and synagogue records, censuses, government documents, and reports from Nazi and resistance organizations. Friedman's comparative analysis offers a balanced response to recent scholarly works condemning the entire German people for their complicity in the Holocaust.

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