The 401(k) pays off for a lucky few

November 11, 2010 | MarketWatch |

Among full-time workers, just 38% of Latinos, 54% of workers aged 25 to 43 and 38% of those in the lowest income bracket have access to a workplace savings plan, according to a report titled “The Failure of the 401(k),” published Wednesday by Demos, a nonpartisan public-policy and research organization that focuses on lower-income Americans.