The retirement crisis: A statistical mirage?
Friday, February 21, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
American Enterprise Institute
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
About This Event
There is a widespread perception that many Americans are inadequately prepared for retirement. Some even call this a crisis. Policymakers have responded with proposals to expand the Social Security program and reduce or eliminate tax incentives for 401(k) and Individual Retirement Account (IRA) plans that many believe have served Americans poorly.
But some analysts question this perceived retirement crisis, arguing that official statistics significantly understate the benefits that retirees receive from 401(k) plans and IRAs. At this event, retirement experts will discuss how proposed policy changes to Social Security or private pensions may be ill-considered.
Continental Breakfast and Registration
Sylvester J. Schieber, Former Chairman of the Social Security Advisory Board
John Sabelhaus, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Andrew G. Biggs, AEI
Event Contact Information
For more information, please contact Kelly Funderburk at Kelly.Funderburk@aei.org, 202.862.5920.
Media Contact Information
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