Research January 2019

Teacher Pensions vs. 401(k)s in Six States: Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri and Texas

A new report finds that teacher pension plans play a critical role in retaining educators while also providing greater retirement security than 401(k)-style retirement accounts. Eight out of ten educators serving in the six states studied can expect to collect pension benefits that are greater in value than what they could receive under an idealized […]

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Press Release January 10, 2019

Pension Spending Supports 7.5 Million Jobs, 1.2 Trillion in Economic Output

PENSION SPENDING SUPPORTS 7.5 MILLION JOBS, $1.2 TRILLION IN ECONOMIC OUTPUT ACROSS THE U.S. Real Estate, Food Services, Health Care, and Retail Sectors See Biggest Employment Impacts Webcast on January 10th at 2 PM ET to Review Findings WASHINGTON, D.C., January 10, 2019 – A new report finds that economic gains attributable to defined benefit […]

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In the News

Watch NIRS on CNBC

Diane Oakley, NIRS executive director, discuss NIRS latest research report on the struggles facing Millennials in saving for retirement. She says that a big part of the problem is that many Millennials are not eligible to save in their workplace retirement plans. Watch the full interview here:

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American Families Deserve a Serious Policy Debate on Retirement Security

With the debate on tax reform in full swing in Congress, tax incentives for savings appear to have avoided the chopping block. Yet, while sparing them doesn’t make it harder for American families to save for retirement, it doesn’t make it any easier either.

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