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Description - Overcoming the Saving Slump by Annamaria Lusardi

The great majority of working Americans are unprepared to face the difficult task of planning for retirement. In fact, the personal savings rate has been holding steady at zero for several years, down from 8 percent in the mid-1980s. "Overcoming the Saving Slump" explores the many challenges facing workers in the transition from a traditional defined benefit pension system to one that requires more individual responsibility, analyzing the considerable impediments to saving and evaluating financial literacy programs devised by employers and the government.Mapping the changing landscape of pensions and the rise of defined contribution plans, Annamaria Lusardi and others investigate new methods for stimulating saving and promoting financial education, drawing on the experience of the United States as well as countries that have privatized their welfare systems, including Sweden and Chile. This timely volume pinpoints where human resources departments, the financial industry, and government officials have succeeded - or failed - in bridging the way to a new retirement system. As the workforce ages and more pensions disappear, Lusardi's findings will be invaluable for economists and anyone facing retirement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226497099
ISBN-10: 0226497097
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Annamaria Lusardi

Annamaria Lusardi is professor of economics at Dartmouth College and a research associate of the NBER. She won the Fidelity Pyramid Prize for her work on improving lifelong financial well-being for Americans.

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