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The Role of Individual Retirement Accounts in US Retirement Planning

Sarah Holden and Brian Reid

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

With the rising importance of individual retirement accounts (IRAs), which now total one-quarter of US retirement assets, public policy has sharpened its focus on how individuals manage those ... More


Chapter Chapter The Role of 401(k) Accumulations in Providing Future Retirement Income

Sarah Holden and Jack VanDerhei

in Restructuring Retirement Risks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204656
eISBN:
9780191603822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204659.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

As defined contribution plans are increasingly being offered as the primary employer-sponsored pension, it is of interest to ask whether these accumulations are likely to yield sufficient retirement ... More


Pensions and Everyday Investment

Paul Langley

in The Everyday Life of Global Finance: Saving and Borrowing in Anglo-America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236596
eISBN:
9780191717079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236596.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The chapter focuses on pensions, pension funds, and saving for retirement, and further explored the argument that transformations in Anglo-American saving hinge on the partial displacement of the ... More


Regulation

E. Philip Davis

in Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198293040
eISBN:
9780191684944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293040.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter evaluates some of the key issues in the regulation of pension funds through comparing and contrasting the experiences of the countries studied here and the solutions they have ... More


The Transition to Personal Accounts and Increasing Retirement Wealth: Macro- and Microevidence

James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise

in Perspectives on the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903057
eISBN:
9780226903286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903286.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter considers the changes in the magnitude and the composition of saving for retirement over the last two decades. It begins with an analysis of aggregate data on retirement plan ... More


Adjusting Retirement Goals and Saving Behavior: The Role of Financial Education

Robert L. Clark and Madeleine Ambrosio (eds)

in Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226497099
eISBN:
9780226497105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497105.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter, which describes a well-crafted financial education program implemented by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund, also assesses the effect of ... More


Institutions and Saving for Retirement: Comparing the United States, Italy, and the Netherlands

Arie Kapteyn and Constantijn Panis (eds)

in Analyses in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902869
eISBN:
9780226903217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903217.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter compares retirement saving and portfolio choice in the U.S., Italy and the Netherlands. The findings suggest that Americans should save more for retirement than the Dutch or the Italians ... More


Investing for Retirement in a Low Returns Environment: Making the Right Decisions to Make the Money Last

Catherine Reilly and Alistair Byrne

in How Persistent Low Returns Will Shape Saving and Retirement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827443
eISBN:
9780191866296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827443.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Low returns on financial assets and increasing longevity mean saving for retirement is becoming more challenging than it has been in the past. Generations retiring in the near term face increased ... More


Low Returns and Optimal Retirement Savings

David Blanchett, Michael Finke, and Wade Pfau

in How Persistent Low Returns Will Shape Saving and Retirement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827443
eISBN:
9780191866296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827443.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Lifetime financial outcomes relate closely to the sequence of investment returns earned over the life cycle. Higher return assumptions allow individuals to save at a lower rate, withdraw at a higher ... More


What Can We Do as a Nation?

Charles D. Ellis, Alicia H. Munnell, and Andrew D. Eschtruth

in Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780190218898
eISBN:
9780190218928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218898.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses what Americans as a nation can do to address the retirement problem. The core proposals follow an incremental approach that builds on the current retirement system by improving ... More


How Persistent Low Returns Will Shape Saving and Retirement

Robert Clark, Raimond Maurer, and Olivia S. Mitchell

in How Persistent Low Returns Will Shape Saving and Retirement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827443
eISBN:
9780191866296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827443.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Financial market developments over the past decade have undermined what was once thought to be conventional wisdom about saving, investment, and retirement spending. Foremost among these is the ... More


The Decline of Defined Benefit Retirement Plans and Asset Flows

Steven F. Venti and David A. Wise

James M. Poterba (ed.)

in Social Security Policy in a Changing Environment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226076485
eISBN:
9780226076508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076508.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the effect of population aging on the demand for financial assets in retirement saving plans, particularly defined benefit (DB) plans, in the United States. Focusing on DB ... More


How Persistent Low Returns Will Shape Saving and Retirement

Olivia S. Mitchell, Robert Clark, and Raimond Maurer (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827443
eISBN:
9780191866296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827443.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Funded pension systems around the world have long relied on relatively high and predictable long-term capital market returns. Yet these retirement systems confront a key challenge today, namely, how ... More


Introduction

David A. Wise

in Developments in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903354
eISBN:
9780226903361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903361.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book is the eleventh is a series of NBER volumes emerging from an ongoing research program on the economics of aging. The contributions in this volume are organized into four topic areas: ... More


Extreme Risks and the Retirement Anomaly

Tim Hodgson

in Recreating Sustainable Retirement: Resilience, Solvency, and Tail Risk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198719243
eISBN:
9780191788505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719243.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter examines a number of extreme risks facing pension systems. The focus is more on non-economic risks, since these have tended to receive less attention than the more obvious financial and ... More


The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform

Estelle James, Alejandra Edwards, and Rebeca Wong

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226392004
eISBN:
9780226392028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392028.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

As populations age and revenues diminish, government and private pension funds around the world are facing insolvency. The looming social security crisis is especially dire for women, who live longer ... More


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