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The Quest for Adequate Retirement Income

The Quest for Adequate Retirement Income

June 17, 2009, 3:00 pm 5:00 pm
Location
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Ballroom
Washington, DC 20045
United States
Contact Deric Joyner

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?

Commentary
Jason Furman, National Economic Policy Council, Office of the President
Observations on the quest for adequate retirement income in today's policy environment.