People’s exposure to both labor and financial market risks has increased since the 1980s, while labor and financial markets have also become more unstable. The combination of growing risk exposure and rising risks has contributed to increasing wealth inequality, as households with high risk exposure have experienced lower wealth gains over time than households without high risk exposure. In this chapter, I focus on some of the mechanics of rising financial risk exposure with individualized savings, such as retirement savings accounts and housing.
KeywordsHousing Market Risk Exposure Retirement Plan Retirement Saving Define Contribution
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