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

1979 1989 1995 2000 2007 2010 Change
1979–2010
Pension coverage
Men 56.9% 46.9% 48.6% 50.3% 45.4% 43.6% -13.3
Women 41.3 39.6 42.5 45.8 43.6 41.9 0.6
Health insurance coverage
Men 75.4% 66.8% 62.6% 63.2% 58.4% 55.8% -19.6
Women 59.4 54.9 53.3 53.6 51.8 49.9 -9.5

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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