Sozialabbau im Namen der Generationengerechtigkeit?

Björn Böhning, Kai Burmeister
2004 Prokla  
During recent years a debate about violated justice between the generations has become a popular issue in the political discussion in almost all western societies. The often used label "generation justice" is used as a justification for a deconstruction of elements of social policy, especially in the fields of health insurance and public pensions. The main argument is due to a changing demographic structure, in which social systems are no longer able to guarantee high standard social services.
more » ... his essay tries to critically asses the current debate about intergenerational justice and to focus at first on improved economic foundation for transfers between the different generations. In a second step it is asked, if generation justice is a relevant topic for young people in their ordinary lives. In a final third step the essay will try to give a solid answer to the demographic change, which can be the foundation for a new contract between younger and older people.
doi:10.32387/prokla.v34i136.620 fatcat:ddetbpwq5vflvenfwgmdtrevie