Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2002

 

Noninstitutionalized Disabled Beneficiaries: Survey of Income and Program Participation

Notes

The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) is a household survey of the noninstitutionalized resident population of the United States conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The survey was designed to improve the measurement of the economic situation of persons, families, and households in the United States and to provide a tool for managing and evaluating government transfer and service programs.

The 2001 SIPP panel consists of 9 interviews, or waves, each of which gathered 4 months of retrospective data. The sample includes approximately 36,700 households, divided into 4 rotation groups. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has matched SIPP data to its administrative records. Receipt of Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits and the DI and SSI benefit amounts are based on December 2001 SSA records for sample members who provided a valid Social Security Number (SSN), while those items are based on SIPP self-reports for sample members who did not provide a valid SSN. All other characteristics are taken from the SIPP. SIPP sample weights are used to produce population estimates. The weights have been adjusted by DI beneficiary type so the population totals match counts of noninstitutionalized DI beneficiaries from SSA records.

Poverty calculations based on the SIPP use survey-reported family income for 2001, with the survey-reported DI and SSI benefit amounts adjusted to reflect SSA administrative data for those cases in which sample members provided valid SSNs. The poverty thresholds are provided in the SIPP and are adjusted for family size and composition. In 2001, the poverty threshold for a one-person family under age 65 was $9,214. For a two-person family aged 65 or older, the poverty threshold was $10,715. For a four-person family with two related children under the age of 18, the poverty threshold was $17,960.

In tabulations of Medicaid coverage, the SIPP Medicaid variable has been recoded to reflect the fact that SSI beneficiaries in certain states, sometimes referred to as Section 1634 states, are automatically covered by Medicaid. Thirty-two states plus the District of Columbia provide automatic Medicaid coverage for SSI beneficiaries, accounting for approximately 78 percent of all SSI beneficiaries.

SIPP and SSA counts of disabled beneficiaries differ because the SIPP excludes people living in institutions or outside the continental United States. In addition, the match rate between the SIPP and SSA records is not perfect. Furthermore, the SIPP estimates are based on a sample and therefore are subject to sampling error. Standard errors can be used to measure this sampling variability. Various sources of nonsampling error also may be important.

Because the SIPP uses a complex sample design, it is inappropriate to calculate standard errors assuming a simple random sample. Doing so will result in estimated standard errors that are biased downward. Readers interested in information about SIPP variance estimates are referred to the Source and Accuracy Statement for the 1996 Public Use Files from the Survey of Income and Program Participation, available on the SIPP Internet site at www.sipp.census.gov/sipp/sourceac/s&a96_040501.pdf. (A source and accuracy statement is not yet available for the 2001 SIPP.) The source and accuracy statement provides information on direct calculation of standard errors for SIPP estimates. It also provides detailed instructions for calculating standard errors using generalized variance parameters and simplified tables.

Table 59. Distribution, by selected personal characteristics, December 2001
Characteristic Number Percentage of all beneficiaries
Total Workers Total Workers
All beneficiaries 5,926,358 5,165,899 n.a. n.a.
Sex
Men 3,145,639 2,834,584 53.1 54.9
Women 2,780,719 2,331,315 46.9 45.1
Race
White 4,525,786 3,999,041 76.4 77.4
Black 1,243,712 1,035,234 21.0 20.0
American Indian, Alaska Native a a a a
Asian, Pacific Islander a a a a
Ethnicity
Hispanic 533,352 452,033 9.0 8.8
Non-Hispanic 5,393,007 4,713,866 91.0 91.2
Relationship to householder
Householder 3,416,998 3,106,755 57.7 60.1
Spouse 1,087,224 1,087,224 18.3 21.0
Child 820,816 500,564 13.9 9.7
Grandchild a a a a
Parent a a a a
Sibling 172,485 a 2.9 a
Other relative a a a a
Other nonrelative 272,665 243,070 4.6 4.7
Years of education
0-8 805,402 569,942 13.6 11.0
9-11 913,358 740,676 15.4 14.3
12 2,315,900 2,010,774 39.1 38.9
13-15 1,397,711 1,379,345 23.6 26.7
16 or more 493,987 465,161 8.3 9.0
Marital status
Married 2,530,930 2,501,149 42.7 48.4
Widowed 444,573 247,086 7.5 4.8
Divorced or separated 1,333,225 1,300,291 22.5 25.2
Never married 1,617,630 1,117,373 27.3 21.6
Health insurance b
Medicaid 2,471,354 2,030,234 41.7 39.3
Medicare 4,413,356 3,839,612 74.5 74.3
Private 2,271,848 1,988,934 38.3 38.5
None 307,365 265,602 5.2 5.1
Source of income b
Earnings 1,138,132 956,218 19.2 18.5
Supplemental Security Income 1,646,374 1,303,261 27.8 25.2
Other public assistance 2,287,291 1,884,598 38.6 36.5
Property income 2,214,066 2,028,124 37.4 39.3
Other sources 2,147,320 1,960,531 36.2 38.0
Total personal income in 2001 c (dollars)
Less than 2,500 a a a a
2,500-4,999 198,843 168,646 3.4 3.3
5,000-7,499 1,201,501 945,261 20.3 18.3
7,500-9,999 1,204,033 984,513 20.3 19.1
10,000-12,499 895,097 792,364 15.1 15.3
12,500-14,999 540,712 520,246 9.1 10.1
15,000-17,499 553,482 484,546 9.3 9.4
17,500-19,999 281,144 272,417 4.7 5.3
20,000-22,499 226,076 208,812 3.8 4.0
22,500-24,999 147,929 147,929 2.5 2.9
25,000-34,999 347,950 323,521 5.8 6.3
35,000 or more 263,581 263,581 4.4 5.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, SSA administrative records, matched to U.S. Census Bureau, 2001 Survey of Income and Program Participation.
NOTE: Individuals receiving disability benefits in December 2001 are identified using SSA administrative data for those who provided a valid Social Security number (SSN) and using self-reported SIPP data for those who did not provide a valid SSN. The unweighted sample size is 1,124 cases for all disabled beneficiaries and 1,037 for disabled workers. Disabled widow(er)s and disabled adult children are not shown separately because the unweighted sample size is too small to support statistically reliable estimates.
n.a. = not applicable.
a. Sample size is too small to support statistically reliable estimates.
b. Individuals may be counted in more than one category.
c. Annual data.
CONTACT: Paul Davies (410) 966-0299 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.
Table 60. Social Security as a percentage of personal income, by selected characteristics, December 2001
Characteristic Number Percentage
of total
Percentage distribution
Total Under 25%
of income
25-49%
of income
50-74%
of income
75-99%
of income
100%
of income
All disabled beneficiaries
Total 5,926,358 100.0 100.0 7.7 17.0 24.3 30.1 20.9
Age
Under 25 179,976 3.0 100.0 a a a a a
25-34 540,995 9.1 100.0 6.2 17.5 36.2 22.8 17.4
35-44 1,111,848 18.8 100.0 11.2 14.6 26.2 27.9 20.0
45-54 1,898,048 32.0 100.0 6.7 14.4 20.3 39.2 19.5
55 or older 2,195,491 37.0 100.0 5.5 20.2 24.2 26.7 23.4
Sex
Men 3,145,639 53.1 100.0 9.3 18.6 22.0 27.5 22.6
Women 2,780,719 46.9 100.0 5.8 15.2 26.9 33.1 19.0
Race
White 4,525,786 76.4 100.0 6.6 15.9 24.2 32.2 21.0
Black 1,243,712 21.0 100.0 11.6 19.8 23.7 23.5 21.5
American Indian, Alaska Native a a 100.0 a a a a a
Asian, Pacific Islander a a 100.0 a a a a a
Ethnicity
Hispanic 533,352 9.0 100.0 6.4 21.0 19.0 22.0 31.5
Non-Hispanic 5,393,007 91.0 100.0 7.8 16.6 24.8 30.9 19.9
Marital status
Married 2,530,930 42.7 100.0 9.2 14.7 20.0 35.2 21.0
Widowed 444,573 7.5 100.0 4.3 13.6 41.4 26.1 14.6
Divorced or separated 1,333,225 22.5 100.0 4.4 21.7 26.4 28.2 19.4
Never married 1,617,630 27.3 100.0 9.0 17.6 24.7 24.8 23.8
Years of education
0-8 805,402 13.6 100.0 5.4 14.5 28.4 23.1 28.5
9-11 913,358 15.4 100.0 5.9 14.3 22.2 29.9 27.7
12 2,315,900 39.1 100.0 8.1 18.8 24.3 29.6 19.2
13-15 1,397,711 23.6 100.0 7.9 14.0 24.4 34.8 18.8
16 or more 493,987 8.3 100.0 11.9 25.8 21.4 30.9 10.0
Living arrangement
Lives alone 1,244,728 21.0 100.0 4.8 20.9 28.3 29.9 16.1
Lives with relatives 4,236,995 71.5 100.0 8.0 15.3 22.6 30.7 23.4
Lives only with nonrelatives 444,635 7.5 100.0 12.6 21.8 29.7 25.0 10.9
Disabled workers
Total 5,165,899 100.0 100.0 7.4 17.8 22.8 31.1 20.8
Age
Under 25 a a 100.0 a a a a a
25-34 374,841 7.3 100.0 8.9 25.2 26.4 22.9 16.6
35-44 977,162 18.9 100.0 11.4 13.1 28.3 27.1 20.1
45-54 1,734,684 33.6 100.0 5.9 14.0 20.0 40.4 19.7
55 or older 1,995,317 38.6 100.0 6.0 21.2 21.9 27.9 23.0
Sex
Men 2,834,584 54.9 100.0 8.2 19.8 20.7 28.8 22.6
Women 2,331,315 45.1 100.0 6.5 15.5 25.4 34.0 18.6
Race
White 3,999,041 77.4 100.0 6.5 16.6 22.9 33.2 20.7
Black 1,035,234 20.0 100.0 10.7 21.3 20.7 24.6 22.7
American Indian, Alaska Native a a 100.0 a a a a a
Asian, Pacific Islander a a 100.0 a a a a a
Ethnicity
Hispanic 452,033 8.8 100.0 3.9 18.9 22.5 22.5 32.3
Non-Hispanic 4,713,866 91.2 100.0 7.8 17.7 22.8 32.0 19.7
Marital status
Married 2,501,149 48.4 100.0 8.8 14.9 19.8 35.3 21.2
Widowed 247,086 4.8 100.0 7.8 18.9 32.2 27.9 13.2
Divorced or separated 1,300,291 25.2 100.0 4.1 21.8 26.6 28.5 19.0
Never married 1,117,373 21.6 100.0 8.1 19.6 23.2 25.6 23.6
Years of education
0-8 569,942 11.0 100.0 6.6 13.5 24.4 28.3 27.2
9-11 740,676 14.3 100.0 4.2 16.4 16.3 34.9 28.2
12 2,010,774 38.9 100.0 8.4 20.3 23.4 28.1 19.8
13-15 1,379,345 26.7 100.0 7.3 14.2 24.7 34.7 19.0
16 or more 465,161 9.0 100.0 9.8 25.8 22.7 31.0 10.7
Living arrangement
Lives alone 1,123,348 21.7 100.0 4.3 21.3 25.8 31.7 16.9
Lives with relatives 3,662,535 70.9 100.0 8.0 16.2 21.6 31.4 22.8
Lives only with nonrelatives 380,016 7.4 100.0 11.3 23.6 25.0 27.3 12.8
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, SSA administrative records, matched to U.S. Census Bureau, 2001 Survey of Income and Program Participation.
NOTE: Individuals receiving disability benefits in December 2001 are identified using SSA administrative data for those who provided a valid Social Security number (SSN) and using self-reported SIPP data for those who did not provide a valid SSN. The unweighted sample size is 1,124 cases for all disabled beneficiaries and 1,037 for disabled workers. Disabled widow(er)s and disabled adult children are not shown separately because the unweighted sample size is too small to support statistically reliable estimates.
a. Sample size is too small to support statistically reliable estimates.
CONTACT: Paul Davies (410) 966-0299 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.
Table 61. Distribution, by household and family characteristics, December 2001
Characteristic Number Percentage of all beneficiaries
Total Workers Total Workers
All beneficiaries 5,926,358 5,165,899 n.a. n.a.
Household type
Family
Married couple present 2,889,082 2,723,031 48.7 52.7
No married couple, male householder 243,200 209,859 4.1 4.1
No married couple, female householder 1,175,399 785,142 19.8 15.2
Nonfamily
Male householder 779,141 730,098 13.1 14.1
Female householder 811,783 697,116 13.7 13.5
Group quarters a a a a
Ownership status of living quarters
Owned 3,691,065 3,233,985 62.3 62.6
Not owned 2,235,293 1,931,913 37.7 37.4
Residence in public housing 406,863 337,902 6.9 6.5
Household receipt of b--
Energy assistance 439,431 393,666 7.4 7.6
Housing assistance 222,724 197,921 3.8 3.8
Food stamps 1,053,423 861,891 17.8 16.7
Total household income in 2001 c (dollars)
Less than 5,000 a a a a
5,000-9,999 616,484 522,604 10.4 10.1
10,000-14,999 670,962 588,400 11.3 11.4
15,000-19,999 677,883 597,749 11.4 11.6
20,000-24,999 644,097 494,619 10.9 9.6
25,000-29,999 459,390 388,206 7.8 7.5
30,000-34,999 517,734 453,023 8.7 8.8
35,000-39,999 379,959 339,727 6.4 6.6
40,000-44,999 320,480 285,775 5.4 5.5
45,000-49,999 271,796 241,095 4.6 4.7
50,000-54,999 262,057 208,101 4.4 4.0
55,000-59,999 171,754 167,102 2.9 3.2
60,000-64,999 184,246 184,246 3.1 3.6
65,000-99,999 526,002 492,211 8.9 9.5
100,000 or more 202,582 182,107 3.4 3.5
Total family income in 2001 c (dollars)
Less than 5,000 a a a a
5,000-9,999 796,028 664,374 13.4 12.9
10,000-14,999 753,675 664,120 12.7 12.9
15,000-19,999 741,324 664,782 12.5 12.9
20,000-24,999 650,212 519,072 11.0 10.0
25,000-29,999 377,454 302,456 6.4 5.9
30,000-34,999 506,624 441,914 8.5 8.6
35,000-39,999 333,077 287,118 5.6 5.6
40,000-44,999 295,393 268,352 5.0 5.2
45,000-49,999 240,974 221,737 4.1 4.3
50,000-54,999 248,806 208,101 4.2 4.0
55,000-59,999 160,595 155,943 2.7 3.0
60,000-64,999 156,499 156,499 2.6 3.0
65,000-99,999 458,737 424,946 7.7 8.3
100,000 or more 173,055 152,580 2.9 3.0
Household size
1 person 1,244,728 1,123,348 21.0 21.7
2 persons 2,309,189 2,093,358 39.0 40.5
3-4 persons 1,784,279 1,469,873 30.1 28.5
5 or more persons 588,162 479,320 9.9 9.3
Family size
1 person 1,681,381 1,495,382 28.4 28.9
2 persons 2,089,812 1,904,426 35.3 36.9
3-4 persons 1,665,932 1,371,438 28.1 26.5
5 or more persons 489,233 394,653 8.3 7.6
Under age 18 in family
None 4,624,455 4,031,902 78.0 78.0
1 person 681,381 600,017 11.5 11.6
2 persons 340,730 302,892 5.7 5.9
3-4 persons 237,962 189,257 4.0 3.7
5 or more persons a a a a
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, SSA administrative records, matched to U.S. Census Bureau, 2001 Survey of Income and Program Participation.
NOTES: Individuals receiving disability benefits in December 2001 are identified using SSA administrative data for those who provided a valid Social Security number (SSN) and using self-reported SIPP data for those who did not provide a valid SSN. The unweighted sample size is 1,124 cases for all disabled beneficiaries and 1,037 for disabled workers. Disabled widow(er)s and disabled adult children are not shown separately because the unweighted sample size is too small to support statistically reliable estimates.
A family is a group of two or more persons related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together. A household includes related family members and all the unrelated persons, if any, such as lodgers, foster children, wards, or employees who share the housing unit. A person living alone in a housing unit or a group of unrelated persons sharing a housing unit as partners is also counted as a household.
n.a. = not applicable.
a. Sample size is too small to support statistically reliable estimates.
b. Individuals may be counted in more than one category.
c. Annual data.
CONTACT: Paul Davies (410) 966-0299 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.
Table 62. Percentage distribution of family income, by source and selected characteristics, December 2001
Characteristic Total Social
Security
Supplemental
Security
Income
Earnings Other public
assistance
Property
income
Other
All beneficiaries
Total 100.0 52.7 5.3 27.4 1.2 1.2 12.2
Sex
Men 100.0 53.8 4.3 27.3 0.8 0.9 12.9
Women 100.0 51.4 6.4 27.5 1.7 1.6 11.4
Race
White 100.0 52.0 4.4 28.8 0.9 1.5 12.5
Black 100.0 54.3 8.0 24.6 2.5 0.2 10.4
American Indian, Alaska Native 100.0 a a a a a a
Asian, Pacific Islander 100.0 a a a a a a
Ethnicity
Hispanic 100.0 53.1 9.1 26.8 1.0 0.6 9.6
Non-Hispanic 100.0 52.6 4.9 27.5 1.3 1.3 12.5
Age
Under 25 100.0 a a a a a a
25-34 100.0 46.1 9.1 36.3 0.5 0.7 7.3
35-44 100.0 48.7 6.2 31.0 2.4 0.9 10.8
45-54 100.0 55.2 4.8 29.4 1.4 1.0 8.2
55 or older 100.0 55.7 3.8 20.6 0.6 1.5 17.9
Marital status
Married 100.0 41.6 2.2 41.6 0.8 1.3 12.5
Widowed 100.0 56.8 9.8 17.9 2.4 0.6 12.6
Divorced or separated 100.0 67.2 6.5 9.6 2.2 0.6 14.0
Never married 100.0 56.8 7.9 22.5 0.8 1.8 10.2
Years of education
0-8 100.0 60.4 7.4 21.3 1.0 1.2 8.8
9-11 100.0 53.2 7.1 25.4 1.0 1.1 12.2
12 100.0 47.7 5.5 31.6 1.5 1.2 12.5
13-15 100.0 55.4 3.8 26.4 1.5 1.1 11.8
16 or more 100.0 54.5 1.6 23.9 0.5 1.7 17.8
Living arrangement
Lives alone 100.0 73.2 7.5 5.5 0.8 0.6 12.5
Lives with relatives 100.0 44.6 4.1 35.8 1.4 1.5 12.6
Lives only with nonrelatives 100.0 71.5 9.9 8.4 1.5 0.3 8.3
Disabled workers
Total 100.0 52.6 4.3 28.5 1.1 1.0 12.5
Sex
Men 100.0 54.1 3.5 27.5 0.9 0.8 13.2
Women 100.0 50.7 5.2 29.8 1.4 1.3 11.7
Race
White 100.0 51.8 3.6 29.9 0.9 1.2 12.6
Black 100.0 54.9 6.1 25.6 2.1 0.2 11.1
American Indian, Alaska Native 100.0 a a a a a a
Asian, Pacific Islander 100.0 a a a a a a
Ethnicity
Hispanic 100.0 54.2 5.9 28.8 1.0 0.6 9.4
Non-Hispanic 100.0 52.4 4.1 28.5 1.1 1.1 12.8
Age
Under 25 100.0 a a a a a a
25-34 100.0 40.8 7.1 43.9 0.2 0.7 7.3
35-44 100.0 49.6 5.5 31.7 1.9 0.9 10.5
45-54 100.0 54.5 3.6 31.3 1.5 0.8 8.2
55 or older 100.0 55.6 3.4 20.7 0.4 1.4 18.5
Marital status
Married 100.0 41.8 2.0 41.7 0.6 1.3 12.7
Widowed 100.0 59.2 6.4 16.2 1.9 1.0 15.3
Divorced or separated 100.0 67.3 6.0 9.8 2.2 0.6 14.0
Never married 100.0 58.0 6.9 23.4 0.8 1.0 9.8
Years of education
0-8 100.0 59.7 5.3 25.3 0.2 0.5 9.0
9-11 100.0 55.2 5.8 25.4 0.9 0.5 12.2
12 100.0 46.9 4.8 33.1 1.3 1.1 12.9
13-15 100.0 55.9 3.2 26.8 1.4 1.1 11.6
16 or more 100.0 54.5 1.7 22.9 0.5 1.8 18.5
Living arrangement
Lives alone 100.0 74.2 6.7 5.0 0.9 0.6 12.8
Lives with relatives 100.0 43.8 3.1 38.0 1.1 1.2 12.9
Lives only with nonrelatives 100.0 73.5 8.8 7.1 1.8 0.4 8.5
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, SSA administrative records, matched to U.S. Census Bureau, 2001 Survey of Income and Program Participation.
NOTE: Individuals receiving disability benefits in December 2001 are identified using SSA administrative data for those who provided a valid Social Security number (SSN) and using self-reported SIPP data for those who did not provide a valid SSN. The unweighted sample size is 1,124 cases for all disabled beneficiaries and 1,037 for disabled workers. Disabled widow(er)s and disabled adult children are not shown separately because the unweighted sample size is too small to support statistically reliable estimates.
a. Sample size is too small to support statistically reliable estimates.
CONTACT: Paul Davies (410) 966-0299 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.
Table 63. Poverty status, by selected characteristics, December 2001
Characteristic Total Family income relative to poverty threshold
Under 50% 50-99% 100-124% 125-149% 150-199% 200-299% 300% or more
All beneficiaries
Total 5,926,358 83,125 922,091 556,198 515,724 902,098 1,213,527 1,733,596
Sex
Men 3,145,639 38,893 386,511 294,225 245,989 478,541 656,198 1,045,283
Women 2,780,719 44,232 535,581 261,973 269,735 423,557 557,329 688,313
Race
White 4,525,786 32,573 648,680 382,212 374,153 629,722 972,699 1,485,747
Black 1,243,712 50,552 226,181 158,357 141,571 250,224 201,096 215,731
American Indian, Alaska Native a a a a a a a a
Asian, Pacific Islander a a a a a a a a
Ethnicity
Hispanic 533,352 5,031 84,803 52,985 89,838 96,374 125,666 78,655
Non-Hispanic 5,393,007 78,094 837,289 503,213 425,885 805,724 1,087,861 1,654,940
Age
Under 25 179,976 a a a a a a a
25-34 540,995 16,487 71,892 34,015 69,627 97,103 77,578 174,293
35-44 1,111,848 21,419 203,437 89,458 109,092 147,126 227,404 313,911
45-54 1,898,048 12,698 325,423 232,181 138,636 237,798 402,325 548,988
55 or older 2,195,491 32,522 295,690 200,544 173,816 401,032 464,606 627,282
Marital status
Married 2,530,930 43,924 143,350 189,785 178,805 362,918 563,352 1,048,797
Widowed 444,573 16,224 105,577 68,199 46,266 75,247 100,451 32,609
Divorced or separated 1,333,225 17,302 351,589 186,460 120,662 196,531 235,038 225,643
Never married 1,617,630 5,675 321,576 111,753 169,990 267,403 314,686 426,547
Years of education
0-8 805,402 22,283 160,151 88,702 97,044 154,485 152,003 130,734
9-11 913,358 37,959 156,693 108,703 101,730 106,345 237,379 164,549
12 2,315,900 11,640 315,937 203,723 209,153 393,283 406,358 775,808
13-15 1,397,711 11,244 227,071 138,036 75,354 189,862 325,699 430,445
16 or more 493,987 a 62,240 17,034 32,443 58,122 92,087 232,060
Disabled workers
Total 5,165,899 50,483 797,697 474,119 423,153 766,447 1,060,721 1,593,279
Sex
Men 2,834,584 28,081 358,904 257,336 222,578 439,247 585,131 943,307
Women 2,331,315 22,402 438,793 216,784 200,575 327,200 475,590 649,972
Race
White 3,999,041 32,573 553,787 331,457 314,938 544,837 844,450 1,376,998
Black 1,035,234 17,910 213,565 127,033 108,215 199,458 184,890 184,163
American Indian, Alaska Native a a a a a a a a
Asian, Pacific Islander a a a a a a a a
Ethnicity
Hispanic 452,033 5,031 59,343 43,185 89,838 74,603 101,378 78,655
Non-Hispanic 4,713,866 45,452 738,354 430,935 333,315 691,844 959,343 1,514,623
Age
Under 25 a a a a a a a a
25-34 374,841 68 71,892 12,634 34,058 74,405 53,273 128,510
35-44 977,162 21,419 170,088 82,356 99,148 130,219 201,826 272,106
45-54 1,734,684 12,698 295,216 212,439 132,380 173,470 381,710 526,771
55 or older 1,995,317 16,297 242,671 166,690 144,596 379,860 417,921 627,282
Marital status
Married 2,501,149 33,112 135,961 189,785 167,225 362,918 563,352 1,048,797
Widowed 247,086 a 58,195 23,010 28,835 45,487 58,951 32,609
Divorced or separated 1,300,291 17,302 330,206 186,460 115,867 189,774 235,038 225,643
Never married 1,117,373 68 273,335 74,864 111,227 168,268 203,380 286,230
Years of education
0-8 569,942 6,059 91,596 73,194 69,668 116,720 111,528 101,177
9-11 740,676 21,541 144,896 93,342 90,150 88,325 153,763 148,660
12 2,010,774 11,640 279,714 152,513 155,539 323,963 393,376 694,030
13-15 1,379,345 11,244 219,251 138,036 75,354 179,316 325,699 430,445
16 or more 465,161 a 62,240 17,034 32,443 58,122 76,356 218,966
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, SSA administrative records, matched to U.S. Census Bureau, 2001 Survey of Income and Program Participation.
NOTE: Individuals receiving disability benefits in December 2001 are identified using SSA administrative data for those who provided a valid Social Security number (SSN) and using self-reported SIPP data for those who did not provide a valid SSN. The unweighted sample size is 1,124 cases for all disabled beneficiaries and 1,037 for disabled workers. Disabled widow(er)s and disabled adult children are not shown separately because the unweighted sample size is too small to support statistically reliable estimates.
a. Sample size is too small to support statistically reliable estimates.
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