If you’re looking for quality research studies and policy briefings on retirement issues in the U.S., the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is an excellent starting place. The Center’s director is professor Alicia Munnell, one of the nation’s foremost experts on retirement policy,
The Center describes itself this way:
The goals of the Center for Retirement Research are to promote research on retirement issues, to transmit new findings to the policy community and the public, to help train new scholars, and to broaden access to valuable data sources.
Whether you’re researching Social Security, traditional pensions, or 401(k) plans, you’ll find a ton of freely downloadable publications on the Center’s website.
The retirement readiness of today’s Baby Boomer generation is one of the major, looming concerns facing this country. Centers such as this one will be at the forefront of analyzing these issues during the years to come.