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Project

Retirement Savings

Pew’s retirement savings project studies the challenges and opportunities for increasing retirement savings.

The initiative examines barriers to retirement savings that affect workers, employers, and taxpayers; policies aimed at eliminating those barriers; and the fees associated with retirement plans. The project strives to foster policy debate and action on how best to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to save a sufficient amount for retirement.

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Report

Access and Participation to Employer-based Retirement Plans

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With the aging of the nation’s population, a continuing decline in the availability of traditional pensions, and concerns about the future of Social Security, many workers in the United States worry that they won’t have enough money set aside for their retirements.

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Fact Sheet

The Pew Retirement Savings Project

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Fact Sheet

Families in the United States are facing substantial and growing challenges in trying to build their retirement savings.

Employer-Based Retirement Plan Access and Participation across the 50 States
Employer-Based Retirement Plan Access and Participation across the 50 States
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Employer-based Retirement Plan Access and Participation

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Data Visualization

Workers in the United States accumulate the vast majority of their retirement savings through employer-based plans, but large gaps in coverage exist. Pew’s analysis shows that more than 30 million workers report they do not have access to an employer-based retirement plan

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States Are Helping Workers Save for Retirement

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The 2016 legislative cycle promises to be an active time for initiatives to help private sector workers save for retirement. Federal rules have been proposed to give states more leeway in setting up savings programs, and many lawmakers see opportunities to launch efforts that would help their residents save more.

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