The National Retirement Risk Index: After The Crash

Alicia H. MunnellAnthony Webb Francesca N. Golub-Sass

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The brief’s key findings are:

  • The National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI) shows the percent of households ‘at risk’ of failing to maintain their standard of living in retirement.
  • The NRRI jumped from 44 percent to 51 percent today due to:
    • the bursting of the housing bubble;
    • the stock market crash; and
    • the ongoing rise in Social Security’s Full Retirement Age.
  • Clearly, Americans need more retirement saving.