Introduction

  • Ronald A. Francisco
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Finance book series (BRIEFSFINANCE)

Abstract

Where will your income arise when you no longer teach, research, or perform service? This is a fundamental question and the answer will form most of this volume. In one way, academics are better off now than their corporate counterparts. You may have heard about private firms reducing their pension benefits. From 1983 to 2007, corporate pensions fell from 62% of the workforce to 17%. Since then pensions have almost disappeared or have been frozen. Of the forty-four million workers with retirement accounts, fewer than half still accrue benefits (Greenhouse 2008). Why has this occurred? Corporate leaders realized that they could replace pensions with 401(k)s and save a great deal of money.

Keywords

Income 

References

  1. Bernstein W (2010) The investor’s manifesto. Wiley, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  2. Greenhouse S (2008) The big squeeze. Alfred A. Knopf, New YorkGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald A. Francisco
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

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