This new analysis gauges the relative performance of the fifty states and the District of Columbia in three key areas: anticipated retirement income; major retirement costs like housing and healthcare; and labor market conditions for older workers.

The study is designed to serve as a tool for policymakers to help identify potentials of focus for state-based policy interventions to improve Americans’ retirement prospects.

The report is authored by Christian E. Weller, professor of public policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston; Nari Rhee, manager of research at the National Institute on Retirement Security and Carolyn Arcand, doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Across the nation, states are falling short.