Retirement USA is a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System, which provides a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.

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Did You Know?

Only 4 out of 30 OECD countries have higher elderly poverty rates than the United States.

This is according to a relative measure that compares the income of older people to the median income in each country. Using international benchmarks, the U.S. has the fifth highest elderly poverty rate among the 30 countries who are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The OECD’s poverty threshold is 50 percent of a country’s median income.

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