Pension Participation, Wealth, and Income: 1992-2010

TitlePension Participation, Wealth, and Income: 1992-2010
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMunnell, AH, Hou, W, Webb, A, Li, Y
Series TitleCRR Working Paper Series
Document Number2016-3
InstitutionCenter for Retirement Research at Boston College

Using data from the 1992, 1998, 2004, and 2010 waves of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), this paper compares pension participation, pension wealth, projected retirement income, and replacement rates attributable to past service, by pension type for households ages 51-56. The analysis includes workers’ pension coverage during both current and past jobs. Defined contribution (DC) wealth is simply the current account balance. DC income is calculated by projecting current plan balances to retirement, assuming no further contributions, and assuming that households then annuitize. Defined benefit (DB) wealth and income are calculated by apportioning projected benefits to past and future service.

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