The American Family: The Not So Golden Years

Episode 57

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The American Family: The Not So Golden Years

Stat: 46. The percentage of American adults who worry that they will not be able to live comfortably in retirement.

Story: After all the hard work and child rearing, do Americans get to finally relax and retire with some financial stability? Research shows the golden age of retirement doesn’t always shine. Hear why in the final episode of our series on the American family, which features two retirees’ stories, and expert analysis from John Scott, who directs retirement savings work at Pew.

Related resources:

When Do Americans Plan to Retire?

More Americans Worry About Financing Retirement

3 Ways People May Save for Retirement in the Future

How Americans Can Regain Control Over When to Retire

5 Facts About Family Caregivers


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In a special series, Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast explores the changing nature of the American family—from marriage trends to retirement finances—blending individual and family voices with expert perspectives on trends and their implications.