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Testimony of Dean Baker Before the House Committee on Education and Labor

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Publication Date: February 2009

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Dean Baker

Topic: Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)

Keywords: Elderly; Recession; Home ownership

Type: Testimony

Coverage: United States


Hearing on Strengthening Worker Retirement Security. Baker's testimony will have three parts. The first part, which will be the bulk of the testimony, will explain how the current crisis has jeopardized the retirement security of tens of millions of workers. The second part will briefly reference some of the longstanding inadequacies of our system of retirement income, reminding members of problems with which they are already quite familiar. The third part will outline some principles that may guide the committee in constructing legislation to improve retirement security.