Reports & Studies

Reports & Studies from some of the nation’s most credible institutions on pension and retirement related issues.

NIRS: Generational Views of Retirement in the U.S. (July 2021)
A national survey finds that Millennials and Generation X are more worried about retirement as compared to older generations.

NIRS: The Hybrid Handbook | Not All Hybrids Are Created Equal (May 2021)
Hybrid retirement plans for state and local employees are not new, but these plan designs have received increased attention in recent years as some jurisdictions have sought to modify workforce retirement benefits.

NIRS: Americans’ Views of State & Local Employee Retirement Plans (March 2021)
A new national survey finds that more than three-fourths of Americans agree that all workers, not just those working for state and local government, should have a pension.

NIRS: Retirement Insecurity 2021 | Americans’ Views of Retirement (February 2021)
A new report finds that across party lines, Americans are worried about concerns about their financial security in retirement. The vast majority of Democrats (70 percent), Independents (70 percent) and Republicans (62 percent) agree that the nation faces a retirement crisis.

NIRS: Pensionomics 2021 | Measuring the Economic Impact of DB Pension Expenditures (Janury 2021)
Economic gains attributable to defined benefit (DB) pensions in the U.S. are substantial. Retiree spending of pension benefits in 2018 generated $1.3 trillion in total economic output, supporting nearly seven million jobs across the nation. Pension spending also added nearly $192 billion to government coffers at the federal, state and local levels.