An unrecognized barrier to retirement income security: Poor longevity literacy
Planning, saving, and preparing for retirement is complex and a key factor in that complexity is the inherent uncertainty regarding how long one's retirement will last.
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The inflation experienced in 2022 impacted many Americans' financial well-being. The 2023 TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index describes the implications.
Title IX: 50 years of progress, but gaps remain
To mark the 50th the anniversary of Title IX, we are releasing new reports and research briefs on gender equality progress and gaps still to close.
TIAA Institute Reports
Original research produced by the TIAA Institute—both independently and in collaboration with noted scholars—examines topics of interest to the academic, nonprofit and public sectors. The reports combine statistical findings with thoughtful, data-driven observations and conclusions to provide in-depth analyses appropriate for both technical and general audiences.
Registered index-linked annuities in qualified retirement plans
Are registered index-linked annuities a more suitable choice than target-date funds as default retirement plan investments?
Critical competencies for leading major institutional restructuring in higher education (aka Big Scary Change)
After 55 years of consistent growth, higher education enrollment started dropping in 2013, shifting institutions' underlying economic driver and creating the need for leaders to completely rethink how they have traditionally operated.
Understanding financial vulnerability among Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics in the United States
What drives observed differences in financial vulnerability among Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites in the U.S.?
How does the relative amount remaining in an account influence the extent to which the account is used to buy non-essential items?
Oct. 10, 2023
Higher Education Fellows Symposium and 25th Anniversary Celebration
The TIAA Institute will hold its annual Higher Education Fellows Symposium, followed by a special reception and dinner at Carnegie Hall to celebrate our 25th anniversary.
April 15, 2023
2023 TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award Winner
Christina H. Paxson
In a wide-ranging discussion with TIAA Institute Head Surya Kolluri, President Paxson shares her thoughts on leadership and the future of higher education.
May 3, 2023 | Washington, DC
2023 Fellows Symposium — Enhancing financial wellness in retirement: Institutional and individual dimensions
The TIAA Institute and the Pension Research Council co-hosted a Fellows Symposium on steps individuals and institutions can take to boost financial wellness in retirement.