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The Changing Landscape of Pensions in the United States


James M. Poterba


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Steven F. Venti


Dartmouth College - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

David A. Wise


National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

September 2007

NBER Working Paper No. w13381

Abstract:     
The pension landscape in the U.S. has changed dramatically over the past 25 years. Saving through personal retirement accounts has become the principal form of retirement saving. We document the transition from a defined benefit system to a personal account system and show the effect it has had on wealth at retirement. We summarize results from other research we have done to project the growth of retirement assets over the next three decades. Our projections suggest that the advent of personal account saving will increase wealth at retirement for future retirees across the lifetime earnings spectrum.

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Date posted: September 10, 2007  

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Poterba, James M. and Venti, Steven F. and Wise, David A., The Changing Landscape of Pensions in the United States (September 2007). NBER Working Paper No. w13381. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1012835

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David A. Wise
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Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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