November 2022

The Real Deal for the Public Sector: Retirement Income Adequacy Study

Coming Soon! Coming soon from the National Institute on Retirement Security and Aon is a new report, “The Real Deal for the Public Sector: Retirement Income Adequacy Study.” This forthcoming research examines the retirement income adequacy of retirement plans typically offered to public employees. It assesses how much employees need for an adequate retirement and […]

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October 2022

Examining the Experiences of Public Pension Plans Since the Great Recession

This report finds that state and local government retirement systems on the whole successfully navigated the 2007 to 2009 Global Financial Crisis. Moreover, public retirement systems across the nation have adapted in the years since the recession by taking actions to ensure continued long-term resiliency. Examining the Experiences of Public Pension Plans Since the Great […]

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July 2022

Fortifying Main Street: The Economic Benefit of Public Pension Dollars in Small Towns and Rural America

Fortifying Main Street:  The Economic Benefit of Public Pension Dollars in Small Towns and Rural America illustrates the impact of benefit dollars from public pension plans according to several different measures: as a percentage of GDP by county; as a percentage of total personal income by county; and by categorizing counties as metropolitan, small town […]

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Reports May 2022

The Missing Middle: How Tax Incentives for Retirement Savings Leave Middle-Class Families Behind

This report documents how current tax incentives fail to promote adequate retirement security for the middle class. It considers the impact of factors including marginal tax rates, retirement plan participation, and income distribution on retirement saving levels. The Missing Middle: How Tax Incentives For Retirement Savings Leave Middle Class Families Behind also offers potential solutions […]

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Reports February 2022

Americans’ Views of Public School Teachers and Personnel in the Wake of COVID-19

A new national survey finds deep public concern about the K-12 public school workforce. Americans’ Views of Public School Teachers and Personnel in the Wake of COVID-19 finds that eighty-three percent of Americans express concerns about public school staff shortages, while 81 percent are worried about workforce burnout. Conducted by Greenwald Research, this new national […]

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Reports January 2022

A Better Bang for the Buck 3.0

This analysis finds that defined benefit (DB) pension plans offer substantial cost advantages over 401(k)-style defined contribution (DC) accounts. A typical pension has a 49 percent cost advantage as compared to a typical DC account, with the cost advantages stemming from longevity risk pooling, higher investment returns, and optimally balanced investment portfolios. A Better Bang […]

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