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3 research papers about retirement win grants from foundations

Michael A. Peterson, chairman and CEO of the Peter
Michael A. Peterson, chairman and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Three research papers addressing retirement income and security were among those awarded grants as a result of a joint research initiative by The Peter G. Peterson Foundation and the Ford Foundation that explores demographic, socioeconomic and fiscal trends in the U.S. in the decades ahead.

The $1.5 million in funding supports 31 research papers by experts in demographics, labor economics, macroeconomics, political science, poverty and sociology.

"America is in the midst of a profound transformation — with demographic, social, economic and technological changes underway that will reshape our future in ways that are not yet fully understood," said Michael A. Peterson, chairman and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, in a news release. "Through US 2050, this remarkable group of researchers will give us a clearer understanding of our changing nation."

The three retirement-related papers are:

  • "Changing Demographics, Changing Economy: Implications for Retirement Security in 2050" by Barbara Butrica, senior fellow at the Urban Institute.
  • "The Education Premium and Its Impact on Racial and Gender Differentials in Future Earnings and Retirement Income" by Damir Cosic, research associate at the Urban Institute.
  • "How Will the Changing Demographic Profile of America Affect Retirement Saving?" by Jason Fichtner, senior lecturer and associate director of the Master of International Economics and Finance program at Johns Hopkins University; William Gale, Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy and a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution; and Hilary Gelfond, research assistant at the Brookings Institution.
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Further information is available on the US 2050 website.