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April 2008, Vol. 131, No. 4
The experimental consumer price index for elderly Americans (CPI-E): 1982–2007
Kenneth J. Stewart
Economist,Division of Consumer Prices and Price Indexes, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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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