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Retirement Security: Trends in Marriage and Work Patterns May Increase Economic Vulnerability for Some Retirees
GAO-14-33: Published: Jan 15, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2014.
Over the last 50 years, the composition and work patterns of the American household have changed dramatically. During this period, the proportion of unmarried and never-married individuals in the population increased steadily as couples chose to marry at later ages and live together prior to marriage. At the same time, the proportion of single-parent households more than doubled. These trends were...
State and Local Government Pension Plans: Economic Downturn Spurs Efforts to Address Costs and Sustainability
GAO-12-322: Published: Mar 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2012.
Despite the recent economic downturn, most large state and local government pension plans have assets sufficient to cover benefit payments to retirees for a decade or more. However, pension plans still face challenges over the long term due to the gap between assets and liabilities. In the past, some plan sponsors have not made adequate plan contributions or have granted unfunded benefit increases...
HHS Staff for Board and Care Issues
HRD-92-29R: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the number of individuals within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) involved with issues related to board and care homes for the elderly. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation leads HHS involvement in board and care issues; (2) HHS devotes few staff to board and care issues, and the...
Grant Formulas: A Catalog of Federal Aid to States and Localities
HRD-87-28: Published: Mar 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1987.
GAO published a catalog of federal grant formulas the federal government uses to allocate assistance to state and local governments.The catalog provides: (1) an in-depth understanding of formula allocation; (2) information on the agencies and congressional committees that have jurisdiction over the programs; (3) the amounts of program allocations; and (4) the sources and timeliness of the statisti...
Initial Results of a Survey on Employee Stock Ownership Plans and Information on Related Economic Trends
PEMD-85-11: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on a study it is conducting to determine whether the employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) program is meeting its goals of: (1) broadening ownership of corporate stock; (2) providing more funds for capital formation; and (3) improving the performance of sponsoring corporations.GAO found that: (1) the percentage of families owning stock increased...
Data From the Retirement History Survey
IPE-82-5: Published: Jul 6, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1982.
GAO initiated a study on retirement patterns among the general workforce and attempted to use the Retirement History Survey (RHS). RHS consists of data collected by the Bureau of the Census on approximately 12,000 individuals who were followed by the Bureau into and through the retirement years.The study was terminated because of the poor quality of the RHS data. Overall, GAO encountered nine kind...