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Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
(Boston College)

Обновлено: 29-03-2011
Тематические разделы:
Год основания
Тип организации
Центры, Исследовательские и аналитические
Цели и задачи
The goals of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College are to promote research on retirement issues, to transmit new findings to the policy community and the public, to help train new scholars, and to broaden access to valuable data sources. The Boston Center, which is part of a consortium that includes a parallel center at the University of Michigan, was established in 1998 through a 5-year $5.25 million grant from the Social Security Administration. The Center's aim is to produce first-class research and forge a strong link between the academic and policy communities around an issue of critical importance to the nation's future.
Alicia H. Munnell,Director
Kevin E. Cahill,Associate Director for Research
Исследовательские проекты
The Social Security system faces a long-run deficit. Reform proposals suggest increas-ing the age of retirement as part of the solution. Center researchers will shed light on workers' willingness and ability to stay longer in the labor force, with particular em-phasis on vulnerable groups.

The method of funding of retirement programs has potentially large effects on the economy. The Center's researchers will investigate the impact of funded systems and discuss the implications of investing retirement funds in equities.

Employer-provided pensions and private savings are important components of retire-ment income. Center researchers will examine how much other retirement income workers are likely to accumulate and how they make investment decisions when faced with an array of financial alternatives.

The traditional Social Security system has provided protection for survivors and de-pendents and for low-income workers. Defined contribution plans do not include such provisions automatically. The research program will explore how women, minorities and low-income families are likely to fare under different retirement programs.

Center research will also draw on the experiences from other countries. Many coun-tries are ahead of the U.S. in population aging and have already adopted changes in their retirement programs. The lessons learned from other countries can help inform the U.S. debate.

Issues in Brief, Working Papers, Just the Facts, Conference Papers, Press Releases available at http://www.bc.edu/centers/crr/publications.shtml
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USA, Boston, Center for Retirement Research, Boston College, 550 Fulton Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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