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Economic Value of Retirement Benefits for Archetypal Public Sector Retirees in OR, WA, and ID
Economic Value of Retirement Benefits for Archetypal Public Sector Retirees in OR, WA, and ID

See Oregonlive.com's article on this study.

Most of the analytical work done to date about the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)– by PERS itself and various interested parties– has focused on current and projected system-wide liabilities and costs, and how various changes to PERS might reduce (or slow the growth of) future employer contribution rates.  

Less studied has been how Oregon’s PERS system looks from the opposite end of the analytical telescope: in terms of its tangible, economic value to individual public sector retirees, both now and in the future. To help foster better understanding among policy makers and Oregon citizens (including approximately 350,000 PERS members, about 113,000 of whom are already retired), Portland State University’s Center for Public Service is publishing this brief report: “The Economic Value of Retirement Benefits for Archetypical Current and Future Retirees in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.”

See also the working draft of the value analysis...