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Chartbooks The income situation of hybrid self-employed. Analyses with the Taxpayer Panel 2001-2016

In order to find evidence for assessing the capacity of hybrid self-employed for old-age provisions, we analyse the level and composition of their income on the basis of the Taxpayer Panel. We find that nine out of ten hybrid self-employed earn their main income from dependent employment. Around 86 % are employed subject to social insurance contributions and thus generate entitlements in the statutory pension insurance. The composition and amount of the respective income earned suggest that for the majority of hybrid self-employed there is no reason to worry that they could face social hardship in retirement due to their combined employment status.

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