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Retirement Savings: Additional Data and Analysis Could Provide Insight into Early Withdrawals

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

" For both IRAs and 401(k) plans, GAO was asked to examine: (1) the incidence and amount of early withdrawals; (2) factors that might lead individuals to access retirement savings early; and (3) policies and strategies that might reduce the incidence and amounts of early withdrawals."