Alternative Approaches Could Address Retirement Risks Faced by Workers but Pose Trade-offs

Bovbjerg, Barbara
August 2009
GAO Reports;8/24/2009, preceding p1
Government Document
The article reports on the study made by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on alternative approaches of pension benefits for workers in the U.S. It addresses concerns about the possible risks for workers in preserving and accumulating pension benefits, and reviews the concepts of defined contribution pension plans. In addition, the study applies the microsimulation model to assess the impact of specific strategies to increase pension coverage on benefits.


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