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Employer-provided health insurance and pension coverage, by race and ethnicity, 1979–2010

1979 1989 1995 2000 2007 2010 Change
1979–2010
Pension coverage
White 52.2% 46.1% 49.5% 53.7% 50.3% 48.2% -3.9
Black 45.8 40.7 42.6 41.3 39.1 37.7 -8.1
Hispanic 38.2 26.3 24.7 27.5 24.8 23.9 -14.3
Health insurance coverage
White 70.3% 64.0% 61.7% 62.7% 59.6% 57.8% -12.5
Black 63.1 56.3 53.0 55.4 52.4 49.5 -13.6
Hispanic 60.4 46.0 42.1 41.8 37.3 36.3 -24.1

Note: Data are for private-sector wage and salary workers age 18–64 who worked at least 20 hours per week and 26 weeks per year.

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata

Updated August 1, 2012

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Underlying data are from Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata; see Appendix A for details.

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