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Title: Study of Consumer Purchases in the United States Files      
dateReleased:
08-24-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.5/649259
ID:
hdl:1902.5/649259
description:
The donor created these files from a sample of interview schedules in the National Archives, originally compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Home Economics. The schedules were originally used to ascertain for the first time in a single national survey the earning and spending habits of inhabitants of large and small cities, villages, and farms. Creation of the electronic files was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. T his series contains data from a national sample of all families on the earning and spending habits of inhabitants of large and small cities, villages, and farms. Records contain detail data on all household income sources and expenditures. The files contains data for a random subsample of the original national sample, with data for approximately 5,000 families who completed income schedules only and 6,000 families who completed both income and expenditure schedules.Income data identify the totals received by the family from each person employed, as well as from other sources such as gifts, interest and dividends, pensions, and work in the home. Information is also available on family composition, type of living quarters, housing accommodations, fuel and other utility expenses, medical care, recreational activities, tobacco use, purchase of reading materials, educational expenses, miscellaneous occupational expenses, gifts furnished, taxes paid, automobile expenses, personal care costs, and a detailed appraisal of all changes in family assets and liabilities over the course of the previous year. Records also identify the quantity of food items consumed by family, unit purchase price, and total expense for all food items consumed by the family in the seven days prior to the interview. In addition, data identify expenditures on furnishings and equipment purchased for the home as well as on all items of clothing purchased for each family member in the previous year. Demographic characteristics recorded for each household member include relationship to the household head, age, sex, occupation, weeks spent at home or away from home, wage rate, length of time employed during the year, and total earnings. This data comprises government records extracted from the Archival Research Catalog (ARC). See the ARC catalog entry for this series for more information on this data and how to order it.
description:
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, 2007, "Study of Consumer Purchases in the United States Files"
name:
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997