|Date||All Recipientsas a Percent of Total Population 1||Adults 18-64 as a Percent of 18-64 Population 1||Child Recipients as a Percent of All Children 1||Elderly Recipients (Persons 65 & Older) as a Percent of|
|All Persons 65 & Older 1||All Elderly Poor 2||Pretransfer Elderly Poor 3|
|1 Population numbers used for the denominators are Census resident population estimates adjusted to the December date by averaging the July 1 population of the current year with the July 1 population of the following year; see Current Population Reports, Series P25-1106 and Resident Population Estimates of the United States by Age and Sex, April 1, 1990 to July 1, 2000, Internet release date January 2, 2001 and the 2000 Decennial Census (Available online at http://www.census.gov).
2 For the number of persons (65 years of age and older living in poverty) used as the denominator, see Current Population Reports, Series P60-214.
3 The pretransfer poverty population used as the denominator is the number of all elderly persons living in elderly-only units whose income (cash income plus social insurance plus Social Security but before taxes and means-tested transfers) falls below the appropriate poverty threshold. See Appendix J, Table 20, 1992 Green Book; data for subsequent years are unpublished Congressional Budget Office tabulations.
Notes: Numerators for these ratios are from Table SSI 1. Rates computed by DHHS.
Source: 1994 Green Book and U.S. Bureau of the Census, “Poverty in the United States: 2001," Current Population Reports, Series P60-219, and earlier years, (Available online at http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty.html).
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