Financial Crisis & Aftermath


The Funding of State and Local Pensions: 2009-2013 (April 2010)

Workers’ Response to the Market Crash: Save More, Work More? (February 2010)

Why Did Some Employers Suspend Their 401(k) Match? (February 2010)

The Swedish Pension System and the Economic Crisis (December 2009)

Why Are Stocks So Risky? (November 2009)

The National Retirement Risk Index: After The Crash (October 2009)

Risk Pooling and the Market Crash: Lessons From Canada’s Pension Plan (June 2009)

What Does It Cost To Guarantee Returns? (February 2009)

Recessions and Older Workers (January 2008)

How Much Risk is Acceptable? (November 2008)

The Financial Crisis And Private Defined Benefit Plans (November 2008)

The Financial Crisis and State/Local Defined Benefit Plans (November 2008)

Are Retirement Savings Too Exposed to Market Risk? (October 2008)

The Decline of Career Employment (September 2008)

The Housing Bubble and Retirement Security (September 2008)

Suspending the Employer 401(k) Match (June 2003)

Figures and Tables:

Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 Index

Index of Average U.S. House Prices, 2000-2012

Summary Table of Companies That Suspended Their 401(k) Match, 2008-2009

Change in Employment Rates During Recessions, Men Aged 25-54 and 55+ (updated monthly)

Change in Employment Rates During Recessions, Women Aged 25-54 and 55+ (updated monthly)

Pension Participation of All Workers, by Type of Plan, 1989-2013



Working Longer: The Solution to the Retirement Income Challenge