PLANSPONSOR, August 24, 2009 — In a Podcast interview, NIRS executive director Beth Almeida discusses the findings of the newest report “The Pension Factor.”  The study finds that pensions help elder Americans avoid poverty and hardship.

“Pensions reduce — and in some cases eliminate — the greater risk of poverty and public-assistance dependence that women and minority populations otherwise would face,” according to the report released by the University of Massachusetts-Boston and the NIRS.

Read the full story here.