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Chapter Dimensions of 401(k) Plan Design

Olivia S. Mitchell, Stephen P. Utkus, and Tongxuan (Stella) Yang

in Restructuring Retirement Risks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204656
eISBN:
9780191603822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204659.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explores why employers or plan sponsors design their 401(k) plans the way they do. Drawing on a rich dataset of over five hundred 401(k) plans, it shows that these plans are principally ... More


Financial Engineering and Social Security Reform

Zvi Bodie

in Risk Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092553
eISBN:
9780226092560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092560.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

A major concern in the debate about replacing the current social security system in the United States with a system of self-directed personal investment accounts is that ordinary Americans will not ... More


Choice, Chance, and Wealth Dispersion at Retirement

Steven F. Venti and David A. Wise

in Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620817
eISBN:
9780226620831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620831.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In a previous study, the authors of this chapter evaluated the extent to which the different wealth accumulation of households with similar lifetime earnings could be accounted for by random shocks, ... More


Household Portfolio Allocation over the Life Cycle

James M. Poterba and Andrew A. Samwick

in Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620817
eISBN:
9780226620831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620831.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter presents systematic empirical evidence on the basic patterns of household asset allocation over the life cycle. This information can help to evaluate competing models of household ... More


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