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The Choice of Pension Plans in a Changing Regulatory Environment

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  • Robert Louis Clark
  • Ann A. McDermed

Abstract

The private pension system in the United States has changed dramatically since the mid-1970s. Under the influence of new tax policies and changing federal regulations, more employers and workers are favoring defined contribution plans.

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  • Robert Louis Clark & Ann A. McDermed, 1990. "The Choice of Pension Plans in a Changing Regulatory Environment," Books, American Enterprise Institute, number 920432, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:aei:rpbook:920432
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    Keywords

    Regulation; Retirement; pensions; defined contribution plans; productivity; AEI Press;

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    • A - General Economics and Teaching

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