Publication Date: April 2014
Publisher: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Author(s): Alicia H. Munnell; Dina Bleckman
Research Area: Labor
Coverage: United States
The brief’s key findings are:
Commentators question whether pension coverage is a serious problem, indicating that 80 percent have access to a plan.
But this number refers to access – not participation – and to full-time workers in both the public and private sectors.
A review of four household surveys and one employer survey finds that only about half of all private workers (age 25-64) are participating in a plan.
So, yes, coverage remains a serious problem.
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