Research Report How Will Recent Patterns of Earnings Inequality Affect Future Retirement Incomes?
Karen E. Smith
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Over the past three decades, the distribution of family income has become increasingly less equal. Thus, it seems reasonable to infer that retirement income inequality of future retirees also will increase. In this AARP Public Policy Institute Issue Paper, Karen Smith of the Urban Institute uses the Dynamic Simulation Income Model (DYNASIM3) to analyze the impact of recent patterns of rising earnings inequality on the retirement incomes of aged cohorts over the next four decades.
Research Areas Aging and retirement Social safety net
Tags Social Security Economic well-being Poverty Pensions Retirement policy
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center