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?

56 percent of Gen X households are at risk of being unable to maintain their standard of living in retirement.

Younger generations are increasingly at risk of seeing a sharp drop in living standards at retirement, the first such reversal in modern U.S. history. Thus, more than half (56 percent) of Gen X households are estimated to be at risk, according the National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI) developed by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. This compares with 41 percent of early Baby Boomers and 48 percent of late Boomers. Overall, 51 percent of households were at risk in 2009, up from 31 percent in 1983.

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