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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2005: Interview Survey and Detailed Expenditure Files (ICPSR 20103)

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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.

Series: Consumer Expenditure Survey Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2005: Interview Survey and Detailed Expenditure Files. ICPSR20103-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-01-11. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20103.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   consumer behavior, consumer expenditures, consumers, demographic characteristics, durable goods, food costs, household income, households, purchasing

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2005

Date of Collection:  

  • 2005--2006

Universe:   Noninstitutionalized civilian population of the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

These data are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigators if further information is desired.


Sample:   National probability sample of households designed to represent the total noninstitutional civilian population.

Mode of Data Collection:   computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), face-to-face interview


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