Women’s Health Law Weekly, August 16, 2009 —  Defined benefit pension income plays a critical role in reducing the risk of poverty and hardship among older Americans.

“This analysis reveals that pensions have a unique, independent, and positive impact on older Americans economic well-being. This ‘pension factor’ is particularly powerful for improving the economic security of vulnerable older households – women and members of racial/ethic minority groups, ” said Beth Almeida, executive director of the National Institute on Retirement Security.”

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