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TABLE E5

Number of Participants in Pension Plans
by type of plan, 1975-1994
(numbers in thousands)
Year Total Plans Single Employer Plans1/ Multiemployer Plans2/
Total Defined
Benefit
Defined
Contribution
Total Defined
Benefit
Defined
Contribution
Total Defined
Benefit
Defined
Contribution
1975 44,511 33,004 11,507 35,724 24,514 11,210 8,787 8,490 297
1976 47,679 34,207 13,472 39,072 25,927 13,145 8,607 8,280 327
1977 50,236 34,997 15,239 41,637 26,754 14,884 8,598 8,243 355
1978 52,371 36,103 16,268 43,665 27,762 15,903 8,707 8,341 365
1979 55,097 36,810 18,287 46,085 28,275 17,810 9,013 8,536 477
1980 57,903 37,979 19,924 48,910 29,555 19,354 8,993 8,423 570
1981 60,564 38,903 21,661 51,326 30,331 20,995 9,238 8,572 666
1982 63,243 38,633 24,610 54,105 30,289 23,816 9,138 8,343 794
1983 69,147 40,025 29,122 59,645 31,405 28,240 9,501 8,620 881
1984 73,895 40,980 32,915 64,244 32,329 31,915 9,651 8,651 1,000
1985 74,665 39,692 34,973 65,414 31,436 33,978 9,251 8,256 995
1986 76,672 39,989 36,682 67,069 31,676 35,392 9,603 8,313 1,290
1987 78,223 39,958 38,265 68,550 31,650 36,900 9,673 8,308 1,365
1988 77,685 40,722 36,963 67,734 32,386 35,348 9,951 8,336 1,615
1989 76,405 39,958 36,447 65,964 31,248 34,716 10,441 8,710 1,731
1990 76,924 38,832 38,091 67,003 30,522 36,481 9,921 8,311 1,611
1991 77,662 39,027 38,634 67,583 30,683 36,900 10,079 8,344 1,735
1992 81,914 39,531 42,383 71,783 31,395 40,388 10,131 8,136 1,995
1993 83,870 40,267 43,603 73,770 32,151 41,619 10,100 8,116 1,983
1994 85,117 40,338 44,778 74,940 32,197 42,743 10,177 8,142 2,035

1/ Includes single employer plans, plans of controlled groups of corporations, and multiple-employer noncollectively bargained plans.
2/ Includes multiemployer plans and multiple-employer collectively bargained plans.

SOURCE: Form 5500 series reports filed with the Internal Revenue Service for 1975-94 plan years.

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