June 17, 2009

    A Policy Seminar ~ June 17, 2009 ~ Presentations now available for download

    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.