[Background Material and Data on Programs within the Jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means (Green Book)]
[Appendices]
[Appendix A. Data on the Elderly]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]




 
APPENDIX A - DATA ON THE ELDERLY

This appendix presents historical, current, and projected data on 
the demographic and economic characteristics of the elderly, 
including information on population, life expectancy, labor force 
participation, marital status, living arrangements, poverty rates, 
and income. Data sources are noted at the bottom of each table.

The following definitions may be useful for reading the tables:

1.  "Aged" and "elderly" each refer to any person age 65 or older.

2.  "OASDI" and "Social Security" are used interchangeably.

3.  "Supplemental Security Income" is at times abbreviated "SSI."

4.  The concepts "unrelated individual" and "unit" are used many 
times throughout this appendix. "Unrelated individual" refers to 
any individual living alone. "Unit" refers to an individual living 
alone, a couple living alone, or a family.



TABLE A-1--ELDERLY AS A PERCENT OF TOTAL POPULATION AND DISTRIBUTION 
OF ELDERLY BY AGE AND SEX, SELECTED YEARS 1940-2050


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TABLE A-2--LIFE EXPECTANCY FOR MEN AND WOMEN, SELECTED YEARS 1900-2070



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TABLE A-3--LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATES, 1 SELECTED YEARS 1950-2003


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TABLE A-4--MARITAL STATUS OF AGED INDIVIDUALS, 1 SELECTED 
YEARS 1960-2000

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TABLE A-5--LIVING ARRANGEMENTS OF THE ELDERLY, SELECTED 
YEARS 1970-2000


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TABLE A-6--POVERTY STATUS OF ALL PERSONS AND ELDERLY BY SEX, 
ETHNICITY, AND LIVING ARRANGEMENT, SELECTED YEARS 1959-2001


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TABLE A-7--POVERTY RATES AMONG PERSONS AGE 65 AND 
OLDER BY AGE, SEX, AND MARITAL STATUS, 2002

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 TABLE A-8--AMOUNT OF INCOME FROM SOURCES OTHER THAN SOCIAL SECURITY, 
 AMONG UNITS WITH MEMBERS AGE 65 AND OLDER RECEIVING SOCIAL SECURITY 
 INCOME, 2002


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TABLE A-9--TOTAL MONEY INCOME OF ELDERLY UNITS, 2002


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TABLE A-10--PERCENT OF UNITS1 WITH ANY MEMBER AGE 65 OR OVER WITH 
INCOME FROM VARIOUS SOURCES, AND PERCENT OF TOTAL UNIT INCOME FROM 
EACH SOURCE BY POVERTY2 STATUS, 2002


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TABLE A-11--PERCENT OF MARRIED COUPLES WITH ALL MEMBERS AGE 65 OR 
OVER WITH INCOME FROM VARIOUS SOURCES, AND PERCENT OF TOTAL FAMILY 
INCOME FROM EACH SOURCE,  BY POVERTY STATUS, 2002



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TABLE A-12--PERCENT OF UNRELATED INDIVIDUALS AGE 65 OR OVER WITH 
INCOME FROM VAROUS SOURCES, AND PERCENT OF TOTAL INCOME FROM 
EACH SOURCE, BY POVERTY2 STATUS, 2002


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TABLE A-13--RECEIPT OF SOCIAL SECURITY, SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY 
INCOME, FOOD STAMPS, AND COMBINATIONS THEREOF, AMONG UNITS 
WITH AN AGED HEAD CLASSIFIED BY FAMILY MONEY INCOME AS A PERCENT OF 
THE POVERTY THRESHOLD, 2002



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