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Pension Design and StructureNew Lessons from Behavioral Finance$
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Olivia S. Mitchell and Stephen P. Utkus

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199273393

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199273391.001.0001

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How do Retirees Go from Stock to Flow?

How do Retirees Go from Stock to Flow?

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(p.237) Chapter 13 How do Retirees Go from Stock to Flow?
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Pension Design and Structure
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John Ameriks

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199273391.003.0013

This chapter examines mechanisms used by retired and retiring individuals in a defined contribution pension plan to finance retirement income flows. The study draws on the mechanisms used by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College of Retirement Equities Fund participants. The introduction of non-annuity income options led to a decline in the use of immediate life-contingent annuity payments. The types of income options chosen by participants varied over time and demographic characteristics.

Keywords:   defined contribution plan, retirement income, income payments, non-annuity options

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