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April 2008

The experimental consumer price index for elderly Americans (CPI-E): 1982-2007

Kenneth J. Stewart

Over the 25 years from December 1982 to December 2007, the experimental consumer price index for Americans 62 years of age and older (CPI-E) rose somewhat faster than the CPI-U and the CPI-W, mainly because prices for medical care and shelter, which are weighted more heavily in the CPI-E, increased more rapidly than overall inflation during the period.

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