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401(k) Plans in Living Color: A Study of 401(k) Savings Disparities Across Racial and Ethnic Groups

401(k) Plans in Living Color II


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Aon Hewitt in partnership with Ariel Education Initiatives, the nonprofit affiliate of Ariel Investments, recently released the 401(k) Plans in Living Color II Study.  This report explores retirement savings disparities across racial and ethnic groups.   

This groundbreaking study examines the defined contribution (DC) plans of 60 large U.S. organizations, representing 2.4 million employees, to identify pain points in American retirement savings across different racial and ethnic groups.

The attached report highlights:

  • The impact of the recent recession on retirement plans
  • The role of automatic enrollment in retirement plans
  • Recommendations for policy makers and employers

View the press release.

Download the 401(k) Plans in Living Color II Report

This report is a follow-up to 401(k) Plans in Living Color—the landmark study examining defined contribution plan use by race—released in 2009 by Aon Hewitt and Ariel Investments.

 

2009 Study | 401(k) Plans in Living Color: A Study of 401(k) Savings Disparities Across Racial and Ethnic Groups