Expenditures of the Aged Chartbook

This chartbook examines the spending patterns of the aged population (65 or older) using data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey Public-Use File. Many charts include detail for those aged 65–74 and those aged 75 or older, with comparative data for the near aged (55–64). The data cover total and per capita expenditures including expenditures for housing, food, health care, transportation, and travel. The 2010 edition also includes selected trends from 2002.

Available editions:  2010  |  2002

Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security

This annual chartbook highlights data on the most important aspects of the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs—the people they serve and the benefits they provide.

Available editions:  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003  |  2002  |  2001  |  2000

Income of Disabled-Worker Beneficiaries
(released January 2001)

This chartbook presents tabulations of individual and family income of Social Security disabled-worker beneficiaries. The data are from records in the Survey of Income and Program Participation that were linked to SSA administrative records to identify survey respondents who receive disabled-worker benefits.

Income of the Aged Chartbook

This biennial companion to Income of the Population 55 or Older highlights selected data in charts and tables that are easy to understand. The charts focus on the receipt and shares of income from Social Security, pensions, assets, earnings, and public assistance, effectively illustrating the Social Security program's pivotal role in the economic security of the aged.

Available editions:  2014  |  2012  |  2010  |  2008  |  2006  |  2004  |  2002  |  2001  |  2000  |  1998  |  1996

Trends in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Disability Programs
(released August 2006)

The Social Security Disability Insurance program celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006. As part of the Social Security Administration's recognition of this milestone, this volume presents information from across decades of program data in a user-friendly format, including:

  • program cost and size;
  • entry into and exit from the disability programs;
  • population factors influencing program size;
  • changes in the program policy influencing program size;
  • changes in incentives influencing program size; and
  • projected future course for SSA programs.