2012 Assets Learning Conference

Retirement Equity in the Wake of the Great Recession

September 21, 2012 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Room: Virginia C

The assets of millions of Americans diminished in value as a result of the Great Recession. Older-Americans, who have limited opportunities to regain lost ground, were particularly hard hit. Their wealth loss also occurred within the context of longer-term declines in government and employer retirement support. This session investigates patterns in asset holdings among older adults with particular emphasis on subpopulations that have experienced dramatic increases in financial vulnerability over the past five years. The discussion will center on the future of asset building within the growing population of Americans over the age of 50.


 This session is designed exclusively for the Research Forum.