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Enrollment in defined-benefit versus defined-contribution pension plans among workers with pension coverage, 1983 and 2010

Note:  Shares in a given year add up to more than 100 percent because some workers are enrolled in both types of plans.  Of workers with pension coverage, 26 percent were enrolled in both types of plans in 1983, 13 percent in 2010.

Source: Authors' analysis of Munnell (2012)

Updated August 24, 2012

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Figure produced from data in Munnell (2012), Figure 4.


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