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Retirement prospects in a defined contribution world

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Published by Employee Benefit Research Institute in Washington, DC .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Old age pensions -- United States -- Congresses,
  • Defined benefit pension plans -- United States -- Congresses,
  • Retirement income -- United States -- Congresses

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Dallas L. Salisbury.
ContributionsSalisbury, Dallas L., Employee Benefit Research Institute (Washington, D.C.)
LC ClassificationsHD7105.35.U6 R475 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL687353M
ISBN 100866430881
LC Control Number97034299

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