Retirement Plan Participation and Contributions: Trends from 1998 to 2003

Source: Patrick Purcell, Congressional Research Service, RL33116, January 30, 2009

From February through May of 2003, the U.S. Census Bureau collected information about participation in employer-sponsored retirement plans among individuals in more than 29,000 U.S. households. These data are the most comprehensive source of information available on workers’ participation in employer-sponsored retirement plans from a nationally representative sample of American households.

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