SWA2014-Income | Table 2.14 | Change in sources of comprehensive income for elderly households in the middle fifth, selected years, 1979–2007 (2011 dollars)

Income Wages and
imputed taxes
Capital income Pensions and
other income
Cash
transfers
In-kind
income
1979 $45,839 $12,517 $9,244 $6,192 $13,836 $4,049
1989 48,653 7,839 9,660 8,400 15,922 6,832
1995 50,616 8,400 5,902 10,467 16,679 9,168
2000 54,469 8,454 6,822 13,078 16,331 9,784
2007 58,535 9,079 4,548 13,345 19,250 12,314
Average annual change
1979–1989 0.6% -4.6% 0.4% 3.1% 1.4% 5.4%
1989–1995 0.7 1.2 -7.9 3.7 0.8 5.0
1995–2000 1.5 0.1 2.9 4.6 -0.4 1.3
2000–2007 1.0 1.0 -5.6 0.3 2.4 3.3
1979–2007 0.9 -1.1 -2.5 2.8 1.2 4.1
Total change
1979–1989 $2,814 -$4,679 $415 $2,208 $2,086 $2,783
1989–1995 1,963 562 -3,758 2,067 757 2,336
1995–2000 3,853 54 921 2,611 -348 616
2000–2007 4,067 625 -2,274 267 2,919 2,531
1979–2007 12,696 -3,439 -4,697 7,153 5,413 8,265
Share of total change
1979–1989 100.0% -166.3% 14.8% 78.5% 74.1% 98.9%
1989–1995 100.0 28.6 -191.4 105.3 38.6 119.0
1995–2000 100.0 1.4 23.9 67.8 -9.0 16.0
2000–2007 100.0 15.4 -55.9 6.6 71.8 62.2
1979–2007 100.0 -27.1 -37.0 56.3 42.6 65.1

Note: Elderly households are age 65 and older.

Source: Authors' analysis of Congressional Budget Office (2010c)

View the underlying data on epi.org.