How to make retirement income more accessible for all Americans

Millions of households have built financial security through pensions and retirement saving plans, but millions more remain unable to access these wealth accumulation vehicles. In a new book from the Brookings Institution Press, “Wealth After Work: Innovative Reforms to Expand Retirement Security,” editors William Gale, Mark Iwry, and David John present proposals that show how policymakers can help all Americans gain access to retirement saving accounts, obtain better information about their saving choices, and better manage their wealth in retirement.  On this episode of the Brookings Cafeteria, Brookings Press Director Bill Finan interviews Mark Iwry, a nonresident senior fellow in Economic Studies, and David John, deputy director of the Retirement Security Project at Brookings and a senior policy advisor with AARP’s Public Policy Institute, about the book. Also on this episode, Robert Maxim, a senior research associate in the Metropolitan Policy Program, offers a new Metro Lens segment on how federal investment in regional public universities can support distressed communities. Show notes and transcript:   Follow Brookings podcasts on Apple or Google podcasts, or on Spotify. Send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

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