Reports December 2014

Still a Better Bang for the Buck: An Update on the Economic Efficiencies of Defined Benefit Pensions

New research finds that pension plans are a far more cost-efficient means of providing retirement income as compared to individual defined contribution accounts.

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Issue Briefs October 2014

Teacher Retirement Plans: Case Studies in Washington and Ohio Indicate Value of Pensions

An issue brief finds that teachers prefer a stand-alone defined benefit pension when given a choice between a pension plan or a plan that combines a defined contribution account with a pension.

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Reports July 2014

Pensionomics 2014: Measuring the Economic Impact of DB Pension Expenditures

A new national economic impact study finds that DB pension benefits have a significant economic impact: 6.2 million American jobs and $943 billion in economic output.

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Reports March 2014

Financial Security Scorecard: A State-by-State Analysis of Economic Pressures Facing Future Retirees

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.

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Reports December 2013

Race and Retirement Insecurity in the United States

New NIRS research examines racial disparities in retirement readiness among working-age Americans and households.

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Issue Briefs August 2013

Lessons for Private Sector Retirement Security from Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands

This report assesses the level of security and risk provided by each country’s retirement system through the layers of income replacement provided by government, employer, and individual programs.

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