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Sastry's 10-year study of New Orleans Katrina evacuees shows demographic differences between returning and nonreturning

Stafford says less educated, smaller investors more likely to sell off stock and lock in losses during market downturn

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Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

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Frank P. Stafford

Stafford says stock market declines discourage retirement saving

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"Americans Not Juicing up Retirement Savings" - Fox News. 08/20/2013.

Analysts say that the savings habits of Americans, especially near-retirement age Americans, is troubling. Frank Stafford offers an explanation for low or even dwindling retirement savings: major downturns on Wall Street have discouraged investment in 401(k) plans. And, says Stafford, those who don't stop saving entirely after a downturn often end up switching into cash or fixed-income investments right before a subsequent recovery in stock prices, which also hurts retirement savings.

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