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A consumer price index for the elderly

Brian Cashell

A consumer price index for the elderly

would it make any difference?

by Brian Cashell

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Consumer price indexes -- United States,
  • Prices -- United States,
  • Older people -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesCRS report for Congress
    Statementby Brian W. Cashell
    SeriesReport (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- no. 87-552 E, Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1987-88, reel 14, fr. 01113
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationiii, 5 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15456671M

    Social security and the consumer price index for the elderly. Bart Hobijn and David Lagakos. Current Issues in Economics and Finance, , vol. 9, issue May. Abstract: Some argue that social security benefits should be adjusted using a price index that reflects the spending habits of the elderly rather than those of workers. This study suggests that if such an index were adopted today, over Cited by:   H.R. (th). To require the establishment of a Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social Security and Medicare benefits under titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act. In

      The Consumer Price Index is a monthly measurement of U.S. prices for most household goods and services. It reports inflation, or rising prices, and deflation, or falling prices. The Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys the prices of 80, consumer items to create the index.   The consumer price index (CPI) and the producer price index (PPI) are economic gh both quantify price fluctuations for goods and services, they differ in .

    *An estimate for is based on the change in the CPI from second quarter to second quarter the price movement of all goods and services purchased by households. As for the items, refer to “IV List of information for items of the Base Consumer Price Index”. (5) Price data a) In principle, the prices of index items are derived from the retail prices of each municipality andFile Size: KB.


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A consumer price index for the elderly by Brian Cashell Download PDF EPUB FB2

A special Consumer Price Index for the elderly would pre­ sumably take into account differences between the elderly and the rest of the population in the goods and services purchased, the geographic areas in which they live, and the types of stores they patronize. It is known that the aged tend to.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has developed an experimental price index to track inflation for the population aged 62 and older.

The average annual rate of change between December and December for the experimental index was %; over the same period, the CPI-W rose at a % : $ One is the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), which represents the spending habits of about 88 percent of the population of the United States.

The other is the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), a subset of the CPI-U population, which represents about 29 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Price Index for the elderly Relative importance of expenditure categories in Consumer Price Indexes for three population groups, December Expenditure group.

A Separate Consumer Price Index for the Elderly. eBook: Cashell, Brian W.: : Kindle Store. 35 rows  Recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics confirms that had the government used Author: A consumer price index for the elderly book Senior Citizens League.

Social Security and the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly. Article February often referred to as the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E). Others argue that the measure of. InCongress directed the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate a separate price index for persons 62 and older.

This index, called the CPI-E, has been extended back to. 8) The consumer price index for Planet Econ consists of only two items: books and hamburgers. Inthe base year, the typical consumer purchased 10 books for $25 each and 25 hamburgers for $2 each.

Inthe typical consumer purchased 15 books for $30 each and 30 hamburgers for $3 each. This indicates that the elderly have been losing purchasing power at the rate of roughly percentage points per year by federal retirement programs not using the CPI-E. The CPI-E is essentially a price index for the elderly.

The CPI-E was developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and is intended to measure price changes in a basket of goods and services that are relevant to Americans 62 years of age and older.

propriate index of inflation for the elderly would have shown an increase in prices. These critics contend that the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) currently used for the Social Security COLA does not reflect the spending patterns of older Americans and therefore understates inflation.

They urge the adoption of a. Get this from a library. Developing a consumer price index for the elderly: hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One hundredth Congress, first session, Washington, DC, J [United States.

Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging.]. An Update on the Experimental Consumer Price Index (CPI-E) for Older Americans Introduction. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), reported monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), measures the average change in prices over time for a fixed “basket” of goods and services.

The BLS calculates the CPI for two population groups: “All Urban”. Consumer Price Index - CPI: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure that examines the weighted average of prices of a basket of consumer goods and services, such as transportation, food and.

Octo by Herb Weiss Categories: Congress | Tags: COLAs, AARP's EVP and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI), Congressman David N.

Cicilline (D-RI), Consumer Price Index for the Elderly, Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, CPI-E, CPI-W, H.R.Max Richtman.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) is compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is based upon a Base of Therefore, a Consumer Price Index of would indicate 58% inflation since The commonly quoted inflation rate of say 3% is actually the change in the Consumer Price Index from a year earlier.

The United States Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a set of consumer price indices calculated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). To be precise, the BLS routinely computes many different CPIs that are used for different purposes. Each is a time series measure of the price of consumer goods and services.

The BLS publishes the CPI monthly. Graph and download economic data for Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: Educational Books and Supplies in U.S.

City Average (CUURSEEA) from Jan to Apr about book, supplies, education, urban, consumer, CPI, inflation, price index, price. According to the formula, COLAs are based on increases in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

CPI-Ws are calculated on a monthly basis by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A COLA effective for December of the current year is equal to the percentage increase (if any) in the CPI-W from the average for the.

Graph and download economic data for Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: Recreational Books in U.S. City Average (CUURSERG02) from Dec to Apr about book, recreation, urban, consumer, CPI, price index, price, indexes, and USA.The BLS does track a consumer price index for the elderly (CPI-E).

It is not used, in part because the social security trust fund is forecasted to run out of money in roughly 40 years, and using the CPI-E instead of CPI-W would shorten that by roughly 5 years.The experimental consumer price index for older consumers is a weighted average of price changes for the same set of item strata collected from the same sample of urban areas as are used in calculating the CPI-U and by: