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Brief— ReLab's chartbook documenting retirement insecurity and the decline in older workers' bargaining power is a resource for workers, employers, media, policymakers, scholars, and the broader public to answer questions about the state of older working America and retirement income security.

Policy makers need to strengthen older workers’ fallback positions.

December 2018 Unemployment Report for Workers Over 55

The rates of elder poverty among widows and single women are higher than among couples and men.

November 2018 Unemployment Report for Workers Over 55

September 2018 Unemployment Report for Workers Over 55

 

ReLab's new report, "The Impact of Guaranteed Retirement Accounts on the Retirement Crisis," finds that if the GRA were implemented in 2018, 8.1 million seniors would be saved from old-age poverty or near poverty by the year 2045.

 

Guaranteed Retirement Accounts (GRAs), proposed in the 2018 book Rescuing Retirement, are universal individual accounts funded throughout a worker’s career by employer and employee contributions and a refundable tax credit. If GRAs were implemented in 2018,1.5 million seniors would be saved from poverty or near poverty by 2025. This increases to 3.6 million seniors by 2035 and 8.1 million seniors by 2045.

  • If we do nothing to reform the current retirement system, the number of poor or near-poor people over the age of 62 will increase by 25% between 2018 and 2045, from 17.5 million to 21.8 million.
  • If the GRA were implemented in 2018, 8.1 million seniors would be saved from old-age poverty or near poverty by the year 2045.

Author: Teresa Ghilarducci, Michael Papadopoulos, and Anthony Webb
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July 2018 Unemployment Report for Workers Over 55

Despite billions in tax breaks to incentivize retirement savings, almost half of the American workforce does not have a retirement plan.

The plan proposes a simple, effective solution to address the fundamental flaws in today’s broken retirement system.

The paper looks at what returns pension funds can realistically deliver in the long term.

Bloomberg View's Christopher Flavelle reports in "A Great (and Impossible) Plan to Fix Retirement" that Americans are woefully unprepared for retirement.

Without changes to our failed system, a growing number of Americans will ride a wave of insufficient savings to deprivation in their old age.

On September 20, 2016, POLITICO's Ben White hosted Teresa Ghilarducci and Blackstone President Tony James for a "Cocktails and Conversation" event featuring their new book, Rescuing Retirement.

Brief —Guaranteed Retirement Accounts would supplement an expanded Social Security.

Blackstone President Tony James announced his support for a Retirement Savings Plan at the Center for American Progress (CAP) event, "Creating Long-Term Value."