401(k) Plans and Retirement Savings: Issues for Congress Metadata

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  • Main Title 401(k) Plans and Retirement Savings: Issues for Congress


  • Author: Purcell, Patrick
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Income Security
  • Author: Topoleski, John J.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Analyst in Income Security


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2009-07-14


  • English


  • Content Description: Over the past 25 years, defined contribution (DC) plans - including 401(k) plans - have become the most prevalent form of employer-sponsored retirement plan in the United States. This report describes seven major policy issues with respect to defined contribution plans: 1) access to employer-sponsored retirement plans; 2) participation in employer-sponsored plans; 3) contribution rates; 4) investment choices; 5) fee disclosure; 6) leakage from retirement savings; and 7) converting retirement savings into income.
  • Physical Description: 28 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Aged
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Labor
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Retirement
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Pensions
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defined contribution plans


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: R40707
  • Accession or Local Control No: R40707_2009Jul14
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc26189