Switching to defined contribution retirement plans may not impact public worker retention

In Politics by Michael Rae

Usually, when policymakers consider public pension reforms, they examine the potential impact those changes will have on their workforce. Most research on this subject is dedicated to studying how pension reforms impact the recruitment and retention of public workers. However, it is also important to study how pension reforms affect the decisions of teachers and other public employees as they approach retirement.

Policymakers should examine how the decisions of these veteran public employees can significantly influence both the stability of the pension system and the overall functionality of the public sector workforce.

An Oct. 2022 study by John Brooks of Appalachian State

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