Retirement security hinges on DB plans

Strauss, David H.
January 1999
Employee Benefit News;Jan1999, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p9
Reports that the challenge of providing retirement income security for the baby boom generation and others nearing retirement is one of the most compelling domestic challenges facing the United States. Reasons the challenge is compelling; Findings of an Employee Benefit Research Institute study; Need for defined benefit plans; Value of defined benefit plans.


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