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February 5, 2016

State and Local Pension Funding in the Enhanced Financial Accounts

Matthew Hoops, Paul Smith, and Irina Stefanescu

In this Note we describe new state-level data on the funding status of state and local government defined-benefit pension plans, which is part of the Enhanced Financial Accounts (EFA) initiative.

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February 3, 2016

Saving for College and Section 529 Plans

Simona Hannon, Kevin Moore, Max Schmeiser, and Irina Stefanescu 1

The past decade has simultaneously witnessed a substantial increase in enrollment at post-secondary institutions and a marked increase in college tuition. Not surprisingly, this trend overlapped with an increased demand for student loans and tax-advantaged educational savings.

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