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Change in real cash and medical transfer income, by income group, 1979–2007

Note: Income groups reflect household comprehensive income.

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

Updated June 18, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Underlying data are from the Congressional Budget Office, Average Federal Taxes by Income Group, “Sources of Income for All Households, by Household Income Category, 1979 to 2007” [Excel spreadsheet] and unpublished data related to the same report on the composition of in-kind income, with a breakout for health spending (both government transfers as well as employer-sponsored insurance benefits).

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