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NATIONAL INCOME AND PRODUCT ACCOUNTS, 1959-88
Table 3.12.—Government Transfer Payments to Persons
[Billions of dollars]
Line
Government transfer payments to persons .

Federal
Benefits from social insurance funds
Old-age, survivors, and disability insurance
Hospital and supplementary medical insurance ...
Unemployment insurance
State
Railroad employees
Federal employees
Special unemployment benefits
Federal employee retirement
Civilian 1
Military2
Railroad retirement
Pension benefit guaranty
Veterans life insurance
Workers' compensation
Military medical insurance3

1959

1961

1960

1962

1965

1964

1963

1966

1967

1968

1970

1971

1972

25.7

27.5

31.5

32.6

34.5

36.0

39.1

43.6

52.3

67.5

81.8

97.0

108.4

124.1

20.1

21.6

25.0

25.6

27.0

27.9

30.3

33.5

40.2

46.2

50.8

61.6

73.0

80.9

93.7

16.1
10.2
0
2.9
2.4
.3
.2

17.6
11.1
0
3.1
2.7
.2
.1

20.8
12.6
0
4.4
4.0
.3
.2

21.4
14.3
0
3.2
2.9
.2

22.6
15.2
0

23.3
16.0
0
2.8
2.5
.1

25.3
18.1
0
2.4
2.1
.1
.1

28.3
19.8

34.0
21.1
4.3
2.2
2.1
.1

39.4
24.6

5.6
2.2
2.0

43.0
26.4
6.5
2.3
2.1

.1
.1

.1
.1

51.7
31.4
7.1
4.2
3.8
.1
.3

61.0
36.6
7.8
6.2
5.6
.1
.5

67.3
40.9
8.6
6.0
5.5
.1
.5

78.6
50.7
9.7
4.6
4.2
.1
.3

7.2
3.5
3.7
2.0

8.3
4.1
4.2
2.2

9.7
5.0
4.7
2.6

.8
.2
.3

.2
.3

8.5
6.3
2.2

9.3
6.5
2.8

1.7
.4
0

2.0
.6
0

2.2
1.1
0

3.1
2.8
.1
.2

.1

.1

1.0
1.9
1.8
.1

.1

.1

5.2
2.6
2.7
1.0

1.5

Veterans benefits
Pension and disability
Readjustment
Other 4
Food stamp benefits
Black lung benefits
Supplemental security income
Direct relief
Earned income credit
Other 5
State and local
Benefits from social insurance funds
State and local employee retirement
Temporary disability insurance
Workers' compensation
Public assistance
Medical care
...
Aid to families with dependent children
Supplemental security income 6
General assistance
EnGroy cissistdncG
other*
;;.;.;
Education
Employment and training

,

Government transfer payments to persons

Food stamp benefits
Black lung benefits
Supplemental security income
Direct relief
Earned income credit
Other 5
State and local
Benefits from social insurance funds
State and local employee retirement
Temporary disability insurance
Workers' compensation
Public assistance
Medical care
Aid to families with dependent children
Supplemental security income 6
General assistance
Energy assistance
Other
Education
Employment and training

0
1.7

0
2.1

0
2.4

0
2.6

0
2.6

7.0

10.1

16.7

20.1

24.0

27.5

30.4

2.2
1.6
2
.3
4.4

3.2
2.5
.3
.4
6.3
2.0
1.9
2.2
.3

4.4
3.5
.4
.5
11.3
4.5
3.5
2.6
.5

5.0
4.0
.4
.5
13.9
5.4
4.8
3.0
.6

5.6
4.7
.4
.6
17.0
6.7
6.2
3.2
.8

6.6
5.5
.4
.7
19.3
8.2
6.9
3.4
.7

7.5
6.3
.5
.8
21.2
9.6
7.2
3.4
.7
.3
1.2

Federal

Veterans benefits
Pension and disability
Readjustment
Other 4

0
1.0

.9
1.3
1.9
.3

Line

Benefits from social insurance funds
Old-age, survivors, and disability insurance
Hospital and supplementary medical insurance ..
Unemployment insurance
State
Railroad employees
Federal employees
Special unemployment benefits
Federal employee retirement
Civilian 1
.
Military2
Railroad retirement
Pension benefit guaranty
Veterans life insurance
Workers' compensation
Military medical insurance3

3
4
5
6
7
8
9

1974

1976

1975

1977

1979

1978

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1987

1986

1988

147.4

185.7

202.8

234.8

262.8

312.6

355.7

396.3

426.1

437.8

468.1

497.1

521.3

555.9

115.0

146.8

159.3

170.1

182.4

205.7

247.0

282.1

316.4

3402

344.3

366.8

386.2

401.8

425.9

93.4
57.6
12.5

118.9

142.1
832
21.7
13.1
11.5
2

152.3
91.4
24.9

171.6
102.6

273.6

294.6

298.3
173.0
62.6
16.0

320.1
183.3

338.1

153.7
50.8
25.2
23.4
.4
.3

164.4
57.2
26.4

353.0
201.0

15.8

16.5

.1
.4

205.5
118.6
35.6
16.1
15.3
.2
.5

238.0
138.6
43.3

20.1
.4
.4
5.5
37.5

132
2
.3
2.3
37.4

14.6
.2
.3

16.0
.2
.3

373.4
213.9
86.5
13.6
13.1
.1
.3

11.9
6.3
5.7
2.8

.8
.7
14.5
7.7
6.8
3.3

131.1
74.5
18.4
16.4
14.3
.2
.9
1.0
16.6
8.9
7.7
3.6

22.1

.9
.3
.3

.9
.4
.3

10.5
7.1
3.4

12.9
7.8
5.1

7.0
6.6
.1
.4

65.9
15.5

18.1
16.5

.1

29.2
9.7

0
2.9

0
5.0

32.3

38.9

8.5
7.1
.5
.9
21.7
11.3
7.9
1.3
.8

9.7
82
.5
1.0
26.4
14.0
92
1.5
1.1

70.1

193.6
75.6

81.9
14.6
14.2
.1
.3

.7
.7

9.4
8.6
2
.5
.2

18.4
9.9
8.5
3.8

20.7
11.3
9.4
4.0

23.6
13.0
10.6
4.3

28.0
15.5
12.5
4.8

32.2
18.2
14.0
5.3

1.1
35.2
19.9
15.4
5.8

1.0
.6
.3

1.0

.5
.3

1.1
.7
.3

1.2
.8
.4

1.3
.9
.4

1.4
.9
.5

212
16.3
6.0
.1
1.4
.9
.6

12.8
8.5
4.3

12.3
92
3.1

12.5
9.7
2.8

13.0
10.6
2.4

13.4
11.4
2.0

14.4
12.5
1.9

14.9
13.3
1.6

15.0
13.7
1.4

14.8
13.7
1.1

15.0
14.0

14.9

14.8

15.0

14.2
.7

142
.6

14.6
.4

11.1
1.7
7.4

10.7
1.6
8.3

10.7
1.6
8.8

10.6
1.6
9.5

10.6
1.5
10.0

11.2
1.5
10.7

1.2
9.1

1.2
9.4

1.1
9.6

1.4
10.1

1.4
10.5

2.7
11.4

9.1

15.9
15.1
.3
.5

10.1
1.7
6.6

.7

15.3
6.1
.1
1.4
1.0
.7

.8
41.1
23.5
17.6
62
.1
1.6
1.1
.8

1.1

44.9
26.5
18.4
6.5
2
1.7
1.2

.9

1.1

42.2
24.4
17.9
6.4
.2
1.7

48.1
28.6
19.5
6.7
.3

1.7
1.3
1.3

4.7

.9
6.1

.8
6.8

1.3
10.9

1.3
10.0

12
8.2

43.6

47.4

52.4

572

65.7

73.6

79.9

85.9

93.5

1012

110.9

119.6

130.0

11.3
9.6
.5
12
29.0
15.6
10.1
1.5
12

12.5
10.5
.6

14.1
12.0
.6
1.6
33.5
19.0
10.7
1.6
1.2

15.8
13.3
.7

17.8
15.1
.8
2.0
42.8
24.6
12.4
2.0
1.4
1.3
1.0
2.4
1.7

20.3
17.2
.9
2.3

23.0
19.3
1.0
2.7
51.8
31.7
13.3
2.1
1.9
1.6
1.2
2.7
1.1
1.3

24.5
20.5
1.0
3.0
56.1
34.8
14.2
2.0
2.0
1.7
1.3
2.9
1.0
1.5

27.9
23.5
1.1
3.3
60.5
37.9
14.8
2.1
2.4
1.9
1.5
3.1
.8
1.1

30.4
25.5
1.4
3.5
65.1
412
15.4
2.3
2.4

33.9
28.4
1.5

37.4
31.2
1.6
4.6
75.6
49.8

40.9
34.1

.9
4.3

1.4
31.3
17.1
10.6
1.6
1.2
.2
.7
1.9
.9
.7

1. Consists of civil service, foreign service, Public Health Service officers, Tennessee Valley Authority, and several
small retirement programs.
2. Includes the Coast Guard.
3. Consists of payments for medical services for dependents of active duty military personnel at nonmilitary facilities.
4. Consists of mustering out pay, terminal leave pay, and adjusted compensation benefits.

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1973

.1
.8

2.1
1.9
.8

1.8

36.6
21.5
11.0
1.8
12
.3
.9
22
1.7
.8

48.4
28.8

13.0
2.0
1.6
1.6
12
2.6
1.4

.9

2.1
1.6
3.5

.9
12

3.9
70.7
45.4
16.4

2.6
2.5
2.0
1.7

3.9
.9
1.5

16.7
2.9
2.6
1.7
1.9
4.0
.9
1.6

1.8

5.1
82.0
55.0
17.3
3.1
2.7
1.7
2.3
42
.9
1.9

5. Consists largely of payments to nonprofit institutions, aid to students, payments for medical services for retired
military personnel and their dependents at nonmilitary facilities.
6. Prior to 1974, consists of old-age assistance, aid to the blind, and aid to the permanently and totally disabled,
which were partly federally funded.
7. Consists of emergency assistance and medical insurance premium payments paid on behalf of indigents.
8. Consists largely of foster care, veterans benefits, Alaska dividends, and crime victim payments.

February 1993

Table 3.12.—Government Transfer Payments to Persons
[Billions of dollars]
Une

1929

1930

Government transfer payments to persons „
Federal..
Benefits from social insurance funds ..
Old-age, survivors, and disability insurance
Hospital and supplementary medical insurance .
Unemployment insurance
State .
Railroad employees
Federal employees
Special unemployment benefits .
Federal employee retirement
Civilian1
Military2
Railroad retirement
Pension benefit guaranty
Veterans life insurance
Workers' compensation
Military medical insurance3

Benefits from social insurance funds
State and local employee retirement .
Temporary disability insurance
Workers' compensation
Public assistance
Medical care .
Aid to families with dependent children .
Supplemental security income6
General assistance .
Energy assistance
Other
Education
Employment and training

1939

1941

1940

1942

1943

15

1.6

13

23

13

2.4

25

2.7

2.6

27

25

.7

.7

1.7

3

.7

5

3

2.1

3

12

13

1A

1.4

1.4

12

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.1

.1

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0

0
0

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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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12

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2

2
2

2
2

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2

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2

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Government transfer payments to persons .. 1
Federal.
2

>44
1944

.1
.1

.4
.3

.4
.4

1.8
.4

5
.4

5
.4

1.4

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2
2

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1947

1946

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1.0

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3

1.0

13

1.0

1.0

1.0

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2

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5

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1945

3

1949

1948

1950

...

A
1952

1951

A
1954

1953

1955

1957

1956

1958

3.1

5.6

103

112

10.6

11.7

14.4

115

122

13.1

153

16.4

175

20.3

24.7

1.8

4.3

9.1

83

75

8.7

10.8

85

83

95

115

12.4

13.4

15.7

19.6

.7
2

15
.3

4.0
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3.1
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2.9
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42
.7

6.5
1.0

4.7
1.9

52
22

6.1
3.0

8.0
3.6

8.7
4.9

9.6
5.7

11.9
7.3

15.5
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1.5

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3

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2.0
13
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2.1
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21
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24
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2
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12
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12

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1. Consists of civil service, foreign service, Public Health Service officers, Tennessee Valley Authority, and several
small retirement programs.
2- includes the Coast Guard.
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4. Consists of mustering out pay, terminal leave pay, and adjusted compensation benefits.

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1938

U

0

Une

Benefits from social insurance funds
State and local employee retirement
Temporary disability insurance
Workers' compensation
Public assistance
Medical care .
Aid to families with dependent children ,
Supplemental security income6
General assistance
Energy
(hor7
Other
Education
E^^em'^'t^niri"

1937

1936

2.1

"i

ai .

1935

13

5
.4

State and local

Food stamp benefits
Black lung benefits .
Supplemental security income
Direct relief
Earned inoome credit .
Other3

1934

1933

3

.1

Food stamp benefits..
Black lung benefits .
Supplemental security income .
Direct relief
Earned income credit
Other3

Veterans benefits..
Pension and disability .
Readjustment
Other*

1932

0

Veterans benefits
Pension and disability
Readjustment
Other4

Benefits from social insurance funds
Old-age, survivors, and disability insurance
Hospital and supplementary medical insurance ....
Unemployment insurance
State
Railroad employees
Federal employees
Special unemployment benefits
Federal employee retirement
Civilian1
Militaty2
Railroad retirement „
Pension benefit guaranty
Veterans life insurance
Workers' compensation
Military medical insurance3

1931

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3

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0

2

2

3

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2
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1.7
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5. Consists largely of payments to nonprofit institutions and aid to students.
6. Prior to 1974, consists of old-age assistance, aid to the blind, and aid to the permanently and totally disabled,
which were party federally funded.
7. Consists of emergency assistance and medical insurance premium payments paid on behalf of indigents.
& Consists largely of foster care, veterans benefits, Alaska dividends, and crime vicim payments.

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