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Figure E11

Participants per Plan
by type of plan, 1975-95

Figure E11

Note: The total number of participants in defined benefit plans was roughly the same (40 million) from 1986 through 1995 (Table E5). The average number of participants per defined benefit plan has grown over the same period, because the number of defined benefit plans has fallen 60 percent (Table E1).
Source: Form 5500 series reports filed with the Internal Revenue Service for 1975-95 plan years.

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