Monday, June 8, 2009

NASI Conference: The Quest for Adequate Retirement Income

The National Academy of Social Insurance will hold a conference, The Quest for Adequate Retirement Income, on June 17, 2009 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.


Opening Remarks

Janice Gregory, Consultant and President-Elect of NASI

Developments in Retirement Income Adequacy

Alicia Munnell, Center for Retirement Research

How are 21st century seniors faring in retirement? What are reasonable goals for wage-replacement? To what extent are retirees achieving those goals? What is the trajectory for Social Security and retirement income adequacy in coming years? What are the implications of recent developments in pensions, savings, 401(k)s, home values, and jobs for the retirement security of boomers and those who follow them?

What Does It Take to Make Ends Meet?

Joan Kuriansky and Shawn McMahon, Wider Opportunities for Women

What insights can be drawn from new research on measuring economic security for seniors? How does current research help policy makers set retirement income goals? What insights can we draw from new work on an Elder Economic Security Standard in the United States, efforts to update the official poverty thresholds, and international measures of income adequacy (or inadequacy) for families and seniors?

Adequacy for Low-Income Groups as Part of Social Security Solvency

Kilolo Kijakazi, Ford Foundation

Which groups are most at risk of having inadequate incomes in old age? Which groups are most reliant on Social Security? Why is it important to address the adequacy of Social Security benefits for low-income workers, families, and elders as part of achieving long-term solvency in Social Security?


Jason Furman, National Economic Policy Council, Office of the President

Observations on the quest for adequate retirement income in today's policy environment.


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