Study comparing 401(k) and defined-benefit plans triggers debate

07/23/2013 | Institutional Investor online

A study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute challenging the conventional wisdom that traditional defined-benefit retirement plans deliver better payouts than defined-contribution plans such as 401(k) plans is stimulating controversy. The institute concluded that 401(k)s are better for almost every income and age group. Critics say the study was based upon several assumptions that favor 401(k)s.

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