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Title: Survey of Consumer Finances, 1962      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07442.v2
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR07442.v2
description:
This data collection is one in a series of financial surveys of consumers conducted annually since 1946. In a nationally representative sample, the head of each spending unit (usually the husband, the main earner, or the owner of the home) was interviewed. The basic unit of reference in the study was the spending unit, but some family data are also available. The questions in the 1962 survey covered the respondent's attitudes toward national economic conditions and price activity, as well as the respondent's own financial situation. Other questions examined the spending unit head's occupation, and the nature and amount of the spending unit's income, debts, liquid assets, changes in liquid assets, savings, investment preferences, and actual and expected purchases of cars and other major durables. In addition, the survey explored in detail the subject of housing, e.g., previous and present home ownership, value of respondent's dwelling, and mortgage information. The survey paid particular attention to assets and net worth. Personal data include number of people in the spending unit, age, sex, and education of the head, and the race and sex of the respondent.
description:
University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program, 2015, "Survey of Consumer Finances, 1962", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07442.v2
name:
University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997