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November 2004

Measuring defined benefit plan replacement rates with PenSync

James H. Moore, Jr.

A synthetic pension data set created with regression and statistical matching procedures utilizes IRS data to evaluate the effectiveness of a defined benefit pension plan in meeting the income needs of retirees; the findings suggest that variations in replacement rates stem from differences in benefit formulas, earnings, years in the plan, and employment characteristics.

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