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Share of poverty-level-wage and non-poverty-level-wage workers with employer-sponsored health insurance and pension coverage, 2010

Note: Poverty-level-wage workers are defined as those earning at or below the hourly wage a full-time, full-year worker would have to earn to give a family of four enough income to reach but not exceed the poverty threshold ($10.73 per hour in 2010).

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

Updated July 10, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Underlying data are from Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata; see Appendix A for details. The analysis includes workers in both the private and public sectors and does not have age limits or work requirements. Coverage is defined as being included in an employer-sponsored plan for which the employer paid for at least some of the coverage.

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