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The Transformation of the American Pension System: Was It Beneficial for Workers?

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  • Edward N. Wolff

    (New York University)

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The share of Americans with defined contribution pension plans now exceeds the share of those with defined benefit plans. Wolff refers to this as the "great transformation" and it leads him to examine recent evidence to see whether there are winners and losers resulting from this switch away from traditional pension plans.

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This book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number taps and published in 2012.

ISBN: cloth 9780880993807 paper 9780880993791
Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:taps

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Keywords: EMPLOYMENT and COMPENSATION; Retirement and pensions; Pensions;

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