Are Americans saving optimally for retirement? by John Karl Scholz

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass .

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Subjects:

  • Retirement income -- United States,
  • Saving and investment -- United States,
  • Pensions -- United States

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StatementJohn Karl Scholz, Ananth Seshadri, Surachai Khitatrakun.
SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 10260., Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 10260.
ContributionsSeshadri, Ananth., Khitatrakun, Surachai., National Bureau of Economic Research.
The Physical Object
Pagination58, [4] p. :
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17619076M
OCLC/WorldCa54665942

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