What Moves the National Retirement Risk Index? A Look Back and an Update

Posted: 9 Mar 2010

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Alicia H. Munnell

Boston College - Center for Retirement Research

Francesca Golub-Sass

Boston College - Center For Retirement Research (CRR)

Anthony Webb

Boston College - Center for Retirement Research

Date Written: January 1, 2007

Abstract

In June 2006, the Center for Retirement Research released the National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI). The results showed that even if households work to age 65 and annuitize all their financial assets, including the receipts from reverse mortgages on their homes, 43 percent will be at risk of being unable to maintain their standard of living in retirement. Households are more likely to be 'at risk' if they are young, have low incomes, or lack pension coverage.

Suggested Citation

Munnell, Alicia and Golub-Sass, Francesca and Webb, Anthony, What Moves the National Retirement Risk Index? A Look Back and an Update (January 1, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1113900

Alicia Munnell (Contact Author)

Boston College - Center for Retirement Research ( email )

Fulton Hall 550
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
United States
617-552-1762 (Phone)

Francesca Golub-Sass

Boston College - Center For Retirement Research (CRR) ( email )

Chestnut Hill, MA 02167
United States

Anthony Webb

Boston College - Center for Retirement Research ( email )

Fulton Hall 550
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
United States

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