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ERIC Number: EJ1120919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-7
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Life after College: Retirement Security for Higher Ed Employees
Purcell, James; McGill, Robin; Brodeur, Philip; Hall, Erin
New England Journal of Higher Education, Nov 2016
The relationship between employer and employee has changed significantly over the past 40 years. One of the greatest changes in this relationship is in the nature of employee retirement. While pension reform at public and private colleges has helped ensure institutional financial viability, retirement security for employees has declined. With the redirection of retirement plans from defined benefit programs toward defined contribution plans for employees, the onus is on higher ed employers to be sure that employees are well-prepared for life after college. Using Rhode Island as a case study, the authors explore several "early interventions" that employers can make to help employees financially prepare for retirement and thereby improve retirement readiness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
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