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TABLE E7

Number of Participants in Pension Plans with 100 or More Participants
by type of plan, 1978-1997
(numbers in thousands)
Year Total Plans Single Employer Plans 1/ Multiemployer Plans 2/
Total Defined
Benefit
Defined
Contribution
Total Defined
Benefit
Defined
Contribution
Total Defined
Benefit
Defined
Contribution
1978 47,228 34,275 12,953 38,537 25,941 12,596 8,691 8,334 357
1979 49,708 35,008 14,700 40,713 26,483 14,230 8,996 8,526 470
1980 52,162 35,984 16,178 43,185 27,575 15,610 8,977 8,408 568
1981 54,266 36,748 17,518 45,043 28,183 16,861 9,223 8,565 657
1982 56,366 36,446 19,920 47,248 28,112 19,136 9,118 8,332 785
a
1983 62,275 37,871 24,404 52,790 29,261 23,529 9,485 8,610 875
1984 67,009 38,967 28,042 57,375 30,316 27,059 9,634 8,640 995
1985 67,112 37,633 29,478 57,877 29,384 28,493 9,235 8,248 986
1986 68,746 37,956 30,790 59,155 29,651 29,503 9,591 8,305 1,286
1987 69,810 37,950 31,860 60,150 29,650 30,500 9,660 8,300 1,360
a
1988 69,340 39,002 30,338 59,404 30,673 28,732 9,935 8,326 1,606
1989 68,205 38,562 29,643 57,776 29,856 27,920 10,429 8,705 1,724
1990 68,655 37,553 31,102 58,752 29,247 29,505 9,904 8,306 1,598
1991 69,221 37,801 31,420 59,157 29,465 29,694 10,063 8,336 1,727
1992 72,838 38,402 34,436 62,724 30,270 32,454 10,114 8,132 1,982
a
1993 74,783 39,237 35,546 64,703 31,127 33,576 10,080 8,110 1,969
1994 75,964 39,394 36,570 65,807 31,262 34,546 10,157 8,133 2,024
1995 78,079 38,843 39,236 67,610 30,450 37,160 10,469 8,392 2,076
1996 82,145 40,317 41,828 71,290 31,677 39,613 10,855 8,640 2,215
1997 84,708 39,661 45,047 73,624 30,953 42,671 11,084 8,708 2,376

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 1978-97 plan years.

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