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The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College recently completed an academic analysis of five national surveys that are frequently used to measure the financial resources available to American households in retirement. The goal was to objectively study the question of whether the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) actually understates retirement income in the U.S.

To create a solid base of comparison to the CPS numbers, the Boston College research team studied data from four other sources:

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