Does Retirement Education Teach People to Save Pension Distributions?
Source: Thomson Gale
This paper is the first to examine the relationship between retirement education - specifically, meetings sponsored by employers or by public and private institutions- and the saving of lump sum distributions. Two definitions of saving are used: one that includes reinvestment only in tax-deferred saving vehicles, and a broader one that includes tax-deferred vehicles, general saving vehicles (stocks, bonds, savings accounts, and so on), and paying off debt. The analysis also evaluates the effects of retirement education on specific groups identified in previous research as being less likely to keep their pension distributions in tax-deferred accounts: namely, women, younger persons, and persons with less than a college education.