Retirement Income Data: Improvements Could Better Support Analysis of Future Retirees' Prospects

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Future demographic trends include a doubling of the nation's retiree population and only modest labor force growth, leading to concerns about retirement income adequacy for future generations. Credible projections of the effects of policy proposals on federal spending and future retirees' income are necessary. Because adequate data is critical to the analysis of retirement income and wealth, GAO was asked to identify data improvements that experts say are a priority for the study of retirement income and wealth, as well as factors limiting efforts to obtain ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. March 21, 2003.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Future demographic trends include a doubling of the nation's retiree population and only modest labor force growth, leading to concerns about retirement income adequacy for future generations. Credible projections of the effects of policy proposals on federal spending and future retirees' income are necessary. Because adequate data is critical to the analysis of retirement income and wealth, GAO was asked to identify data improvements that experts say are a priority for the study of retirement income and wealth, as well as factors limiting efforts to obtain the needed information."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Retirement Income Data: Improvements Could Better Support Analysis of Future Retirees' Prospects, report, March 21, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc293195/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.