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Pension Sponsorship and Participation: Summary of Recent Trends

Categories: Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Discusses life expectancy and labor force participation, the difference between defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, and recent trends in retirement plan sponsorship and participation rates. Reports that participation by private sector workers in employer sponsored retirement plans dropped from 50.3% in 2000 to 43.6% in 2008. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by