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The Origins of the Ownership Society: How the Defined Contribution Paradigm Changed America

Edward A. Zelinsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339352
eISBN:
9780199855407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339352.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

President Bush's vision of an “ownership society” continues the process of the last three decades by which the defined contribution paradigm has become the primary framework for retirement savings ... More


The Revolution in Retirement Plans

Matthew P. Fink

in The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider's View

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195336450
eISBN:
9780199868469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336450.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Today it is natural to associate mutual funds with retirement plans since funds are the largest funding medium for 401(k) and other defined contribution plans, as well as for Individual Retirement ... More


The Revolution in Retirement Plans

Matthew P. Fink

in The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider’s View

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753505
eISBN:
9780199918805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753505.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Today it is quite natural to associate mutual funds with retirement plans. After all, mutual funds are the largest funding medium for 401(k) and other defined contribution plans as well as for ... More


Education Savings Incentives and Household Saving: Evidence from the 2000 TIAA-CREF Survey of Participant Finances

Jennifer Ma

in College Choices: The Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay for It

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355351
eISBN:
9780226355375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355375.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

The introduction of education savings programs is only one of the government's interventions in the capital market for higher education investments. Using wealth data from a survey of TIAA-CREF ... More


The President and American Retirement Planning

Paula K. Gajewski

in The President and American Capitalism Since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056524
eISBN:
9780813053455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056524.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1974, President Gerald Ford signed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which revolutionized American private retirement practices. The legislation created the Individual Retirement ... More


Understanding Consumption

Angus Deaton

in Understanding Consumption

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288244
eISBN:
9780191596131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288247.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The author reviews the main issues discussed in the book and places them in the wider context of the evolution of macroeconomic thought. It points out to new theoretical and empirical puzzles raised ... More


The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider’s View

Matthew P. Fink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753505
eISBN:
9780199918805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753505.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

In 1940 few Americans had heard of mutual funds. Today, US mutual funds are the largest financial industry in the world, with over 88 million shareholders and over $11 trillion in assets. This book ... More


401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts

William A. Birdthistle

in Empire of the Fund: The Way We Save Now

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199398560
eISBN:
9780199398591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398560.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Individual Retirement Accounts and 401(k) plans often come with administrative fees assessed on the accounts of their participants, which will come as a surprise to the 70 percent of plan ... More


Introduction

William A. Birdthistle

in Empire of the Fund: The Way We Save Now

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199398560
eISBN:
9780199398591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398560.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The Introduction sets forth four essential points of the book and illustrates several of them using recent political and legal developments. First, the era of defined benefit plans such as pensions ... More


Adjusting Government Policies for Age Inflation

John B. Shoven and Gopi Shah Goda

in Demography and the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226754727
eISBN:
9780226754758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter suggests that the concept of years since birth is a flawed way of measuring age and suggest four different ways of moving from nominal age (years since birth) to real age. It draws a ... More


Empire of the Fund: The Way We Save Now

William A. Birdthistle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199398560
eISBN:
9780199398591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398560.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Empire of the Fund is an examination of the way we save now. With the rise of the 401(k) and demise of the pension, the United States has embarked upon the richest and riskiest experiment in our ... More


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