- Social Security Primer Congressional Research Service (August 2014)
- The Distribution of Major Tax Expenditures in the Individual Income Tax System Congressional Budget Office (May 2013)
- Better Agency Coordination Could Help Small Employers Address Challenges to Plan Sponsorship Government Accountability Office (March 2012)
- A Better Bang for the Buck: The Economic Efficiencies of DB Plans National Institute on Retirement Security (August 2008)
- Patience is a Virtue: Asset Allocation Patterns of DB & DC Plans National Institute on Retirement Security (July 2008)
- Retirement Readiness: What Difference Does A Pension Make? National Institute on Retirement Security (May 2008)
- Pensionomics 2012: Measuring the Economic Impact of DB Pension Expenditures National Institute on Retirement Security (March 2012)
- Unfair Pension Takebacks: What Can Be Done to Protect Retirees (Pension Rights Center)
- Little Information Available on Qualified Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans Government Accountability Office (May 2011)
- Fixing the Drain on Retirement Savings Center for American Progress (April 2014)
- Private Pensions: Pension Tax Incentives Update Government Accountability Office (March 2014)
- 401(k) Plans: Labor and IRS Could Improve the Rollover Process for Participants Government Accountability Office (March 2013)
- Program Perspectives: Frozen Defined-benefit Plans Bureau of Labor Statistics (April 2010)
- The Disappearing Defined Benefit Pension and Its Potential Impact on the Retirement Incomes of Baby Boomers Social Security Administration (October 2009)
- Alternatives to Frozen Defined Benefit Pension Plans Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor (August 2009)
- Many Experience Challenges Regaining Employment and Face Reduced Retirement Security Government Accountability Office (April 2012)
- From Bad to Worse: Senior Economic Insecurity on the Rise Demos and the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (July 2011)
- Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (January 2011)
- Retirement Security: Women Still Face Challenges Government Accountability Office (July 2012)
- Retirement Security for Women: Progress to Date and Policies for Tomorrow (Retirement Security Project, April 2008)
- From Work to Retirement: Tracking Changes in Women's Poverty Status (Institute for Women's Policy Research and AARP's Public Policy Institute, February 2008)
- Pensions Are Top Income Source for Wealthier U.S. Retirees Gallup (May 2013)
- Income, Age Key Factors in Retirement Funding Expectations Gallup (May 2013)
- Retirement on the Edge: Women,Men, and Economic Insecurity After the Great Recession Institute for Women's Policy Research/Rockefeller Foundation (October 2011)
- Decisions, Decisions: Retirement Plan Choices for Public Employees and Employers National Institute on Retirement Security (September 2011)
- The Origins and Severity of the Public Pension Crisis Center for Economic and Policy Research (February 2011)
- Federal Employee Participation Patterns in the Thrift Savings Plan Calendar Year 2007 Office of Personnal Management (April 2010)
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