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The Pension Factor
A new study released by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) provides information that will be very helpful in our work to protect, preserve, and promote public pensions. The study confirms that pensions help substantial numbers of older Americans avoid material hardships associated with inadequate food, shelter, and health care, and also avoid reliance on public assistance.
You can download the report, "The Pension Factor: Assessing the Role of Defined Benefit Plans in Reducing Elder Hardships," and a PowerPoint with charts from the NIRS Web site at http://www.nirsonline.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=285&Itemid=48