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Title: Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1985: Interview Survey      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08904.v2
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR08904.v2
description:
The ongoing Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) provides a continuous flow of information on the buying habits of American consumers and also furnishes data to support periodic revisions of the Consumer Price Index. The Survey consists of two separate components: (1) a quarterly Interview panel survey in which each consumer unit in the sample is interviewed every three months over a 15-month period, and (2) a Diary or recordkeeping survey completed by the sample consumer units for two consecutive one-week periods. The Interview survey was designed to collect data on major items of expense, household characteristics, and income. The expenditures covered by the survey are those which respondents can recall fairly accurately for three months or longer. In general, these expenditures include relatively large purchases, such as those for property, automobiles, and major appliances, or expenditures which occur on a fairly regular basis, such as rent, utilities, or insurance premiums. Expenditures incurred while on trips are also covered by the survey. Excluded are nonprescription drugs, household supplies, and personal care items. Including global estimates on spending for food, it is estimated that about 90 to 95 percent of expenditures are covered in the Interview survey.
description:
United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015, "Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1985: Interview Survey", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08904.v2
name:
United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997