Pension Education Toolkit

Pension Education Toolkit
Learn how pensions are funded and how they impact the economy.
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Public pensions are a hot topic in the news, so we developed this Pension Education Toolkit to help deepen your understanding of defined benefit public pension plans. Supplemental information is found on our Facts & Research page. Additional data is available through our Public Pension Partners.

How Much Income Do Retirees Actually Have?

How Much Income Do Retirees Actually Have? - Five separate income surveys conclude that between 42% and 60% of U.S. households are at risk of not having enough financial resources in retirement, according to a review by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

Retirement in America: Out of Reach for Working Americans?

Retirement in America: Out of Reach for Working Americans? - Public policy changes, including strengthening Social Security, are needed to address a growing retirement crisis in which the typical working American has no retirement savings, according to an analysis by the National Institute on Retirement Security.

Unintended Consequences: How Scaling Back Public Pensions Puts Government Revenues at Risk

Unintended Consequences: How Scaling Back Public Pensions Puts Government Revenues at Risk - Without revenues generated by public pensions, taxpayers would have to cover severe revenue shortfalls at the state and local level, an NCPERS study finds.

NCPERS Study: Pension Plans Meet Obligations

NCPERS Study: Pension Plans Meet Obligations - Despite volatility in the financial markets over the last quarter century, state and local pension plans met their benefit payment obligations and – with few exceptions – earned more each year than they paid out.

Retirement Security 2017: Americans' Views of the Retirement Crisis

Retirement Security 2017: Americans' Views of the Retirement Crisis - Research concludes that despite our deep political divide, most Americans are worried about their economic security in retirement. Some 88 percent agree that the nation faces a retirement crisis.

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