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This project was designed to shed light on the widening gap between white and minority pension coverage during recent years. The hypothesis under investigation is that the divergence in white/minority coverage may be due in part to differences in the rates at which white and minority workers are choosing to participate in voluntary salary reduction plans. The availability of such plans has increased explosively in the past decade or so.


Report under Contract No. 41USC252C3 to the U.S. Department of Labor. We are grateful to the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston for a grant that financed the revision.



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