NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Imperfect Knowledge of Pension Plan Type

Alan L. Gustman, Thomas Steinmeier, Nahid Tabatabai

NBER Working Paper No. 13379
Issued in September 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

Support was provided by NIA grants UO 1 HL AG09740 (Willis, Robert J.) to the University of Michigan through a subcontract to Dartmouth College, IPOIAG022481 (Kapteyn, Arie) through the Rand Corporation, and 5R01AG024337 (Gustman, Alan L.) through the National Bureau of Economic Research. We would like to thank Steven Nyce from Watson Wyatt Worldwide for providing data comparing respondent reports of plan type with plan type indicated from their payroll records and Karen Pence for her comments. A shorter version of this paper, entitled "Do Workers Know About their Pensions? Comparing Workers' and Employers' Pension Information", will appear in Improving the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs, edited by Anna Lusardi, University of Chicago Press. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research, The National Institute on Aging, The Health and Retirement Study, or the Rand Corporation.

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