Facts & Research

Facts & Research
Key facts, figures and research about NYSTRS and pensions.
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2018 PAFR

2018 PAFR – An abbreviated version of NYSTRS' annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018.

The Pension Dollar

The Pension Dollar – A hypothetical NYSTRS pension dollar shows how the System is funded and the impact pensions have on the economy.

Benefits Paid by County

Benefits Paid by County – See the total payments and number of benefit recipients by New York State county.

NYSTRS: Modeling Excellence

NYSTRS by the Numbers – A statistical overview of NYSTRS, one of the nation's largest public pension systems.

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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.

How Much Income Do Retirees Actually Have?

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.

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.

 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.

Why Pensions Matter: The History of Defined Benefit Pension Plans in the USA (2017)

Why Pensions Matter: The History of Defined Benefit Pension Plans in the USA (2017) – This report from the National Public Pension Coalition concludes that providing workers with a secure and dignified pension is good for everyone – including taxpayers and the economy.

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