Tag: average 401k balances

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The brief’s key findings are: Late Boomers have less retirement wealth than earlier cohorts, including surprisingly low 401(k) assets. To explain this drop, the analysis explored both changing demographics and labor market experiences. The results show that part of the drop is due to a decline in the share of Late Boomers who are White, married, and…

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Abstract Due to changes in the retirement landscape in recent decades, Late Boomers (who are now nearing retirement) would be expected to have less wealth from traditional pensions, Social Security, and housing, but higher 401(k)/IRA assets compared to Mid Boomers at the same age.  Strikingly, though, Late Boomers have seen a drop in their 401(k)/IRA…