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The Predictable SurpriseUnraveling the U.S. Retirement System$
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Sylvester J. Schieber

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199890958

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.001.0001

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End Game

End Game

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The Predictable Surprise

Sylvester J. Schieber

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the policy debates over Social Security retirement benefits and concerns about the economic security of retirees. It first considers the extent of retirement income security before turning to the implications of the shift away from defined benefit plans and toward defined contribution plans. It then explains how the type of pension plan workers have affects their retirement behavior and presents data showing retirement wealth accumulations across the earnings distribution from employer-sponsored pension plans.

Keywords:   retirement benefits, economic security, retirees, retirement income security, defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, retirement, wealth accumulations, employer-sponsored pension plans, Social Security

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