The Retirement Security Project is dedicated to promoting common sense solutions to improve the retirement income prospects of millions of American workers. Nearly half of all workers do not have access to an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan or a traditional pension. Among workers who do have access to such a plan, the shift from defined benefit pension plans to defined contribution plans makes it even more important for individuals to save for their own retirement. To address these trends, RSP proposes research-based policy solutions aimed at helping middle- and low-income Americans to better prepare for a financially secure retirement.

The Retirement Security Project is directed by William Gale, the Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy in Economic Studies at Brookings and also co-director of the Tax Policy Center—a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute. David C. John, senior strategic policy advisor with AARP’s Public Policy Institute, is deputy director of the project.