21 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2001
This Issue Brief examines the 1999 contribution behavior of 1.7 million 401(k) plan participants drawn from the EBRI/ICI Participant-Directed Retirement Plan Data Collection Project. The findings in this paper build on previous academic research examining the contribution activity of 401(k) participants, by using a large sample of participants in a wide range of plan sizes and by examining in detail the factors that influence contribution activity.
Keywords: 401(k) plans, Employment-based benefits, Participant contributions
JEL Classification: D9
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
VanDerhei, Jack and Holden, Sarah, Contribution Behavior of 401(k) Plan Participants. EBRI Issue Brief, No. 238, October 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=290907