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Share of recent high school graduates with employer health/pension coverage, 1979–2010

Note: Sample is of private wage-and-salary earners age 19–25 who worked at least 20 hours per week and 26 weeks per year. Coverage is defined as being included in an employer-provided plan where the employer paid for at least some of the coverage.

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

Updated May 14, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Data are computed from annual data series developed for Tables 4.10 and 4.11.The definition of recent high school graduates is the same as used in Table 4.18 for entry-level workers who are high school graduates; ages 19–25.


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