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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Top 10 Baby Names for 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Retirement/Social Security

The annual listing of the most popular baby names in the U. S. over the past year (Noah and Emma) and the most popular names by year going back to 1879.  From the Social Security Administration


The Evolution of Retirement Wealth

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security

Analyzes the participation of American workers in retirement plans and how these trends are affected by recent economic slowdowns and worker income levels.  From the Federal Reserve Board


Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, 2014

The major source of data for U.S. social insurance and welfare programs.  Published annually since 1940.  Covers both programs administered by the Social Security Administration and other major health care and social insurance programs of the federal government.  From the Social Security Administration


A Look at Today’s Pension Equity Plans

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

Examines the transition of public and private employers from traditional pensions to pension equity plans to provide retirement income to workers while limiting financial responsibility for employers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Asia and the Pacific, 2014

Categories: Asia,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

Descriptions and statistics of social security programs in the countries of Asia and Pacific Islands including old age, disability, survivors, work injury, unemployment and other types of program coverage.  From the Social Security Administration


The Effects of Conflicted Investment Advice on Retirement Savings

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Retirement/Social Security

Examines whether the use of financial advisors by Americans seeking help in investing their retirement sums may lead to conflicts of interest and the effects of those conflicts on retirement savings.  Estimates that the aggregate annual cost of conflicted investment advice is about $17 billion annually.  From the Council of Economic Advisers


Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education: Review of Contribution Rates

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD89.pdf

Concludes that given the current Option Retirement Plan employer contribution rates, the benefit replacement ratio generated is in line with other VRS sponsored plans.  From the Virginia Retirement System


The Taxation of Social Security Benefits

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

Explains how taxes on social security benefits are determined, how those taxes have changed over time, and how the treatment of taxes on social security benefits compares with the treatment of taxes on other pension income.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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