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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1980-1981: Interview Survey (ICPSR 8423)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Summary:

The ongoing Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) provides detailed information on income and expenditures and also furnishes the Bureau of Labor Statistics with data needed to maintain and review the Consumer Price Index. The quarterly Interview Survey component of the CES was designed to gather data on major items of expense, household characteristics, and income. Expenditures examined in this survey are those which respondents could be expected to recall fairly accurately for three months or longer. Consumer units, which are roughly equivalent to households, are interviewed once per quarter for five consectutive quarters. The initial interview collects demographic and family characteristics data and an inventory of major durable goods for each consumer unit. Expenditures are collected in this interview using a one-month recall. They are used along with the inventory information to bound the expenditure responsed for subsequent interviews and to classify the unit for analysis. The bounding of expenditure responses prevents duplicate reporting in subsequent interviews. Because the collected expenditure estimates in this initial interview are used for bounding purposes and not for expenditure estimates, these data are not placed on the files. The second through fifth interviews use uniform questionnaires to collect expenditure information in each quarter. Income information, such as wage, salary, unemployment compensation, child support, alimony, as well as information on the employment of each household member, are collected in the second and fifth interviews only. For new consumer unit members and members who started work since the previous interview, wage, salary, and other information on employment are collected in the third and fourth interviews. If there is no new employment information, it is carried over from the second interview to the third and fourth interviews. In the fifth interview, a supplement is used to collect information on stock values and changes in balances of assets and liabilities. There are four files of data in this collection. The Family Characteristis and Income (FMLY) files (Parts 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 29, and 33) contain consumer unit characteristics, consumer unit income, characteristics and earnings of the reference person, and characteristics and earnings of the spouse. The Member Characteristics and Income (MEMB) files (Parts 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, and 34) supply selected characteristics for each consumer unit member, including reference person and spouse. The Detailed Expenditure (MTAB) files (Parts 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31, and 35) furnish monthly data at the Universal Classification Code (UCC) level. In these files expenditures for each consumer unit are classified according to UCC categories and are specified as gifts or non-gifts. The income (ITAB) files (Parts 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, and 36) contain monthly data for consumer unit characteristics and income at the UCC level. There are in addition nine detailed expenditure files (Parts 37-45).

Series: Consumer Expenditure Survey Series

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Family Characteristics and Income File, First Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (9.523 MB)
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DS2:  Member Characteristics and Income File, First Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (4.191 MB)
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DS3:  Detailed Expenditure File, First Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (13.784 MB)
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DS4:  Income File, First Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (6.323 MB)
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DS5:  Family Characteristics and Income File, Second Quarter, 1908 - Download All Files (9.287 MB)
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DS6:  Member Characteristics and Income File, Second Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (4.107 MB)
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DS7:  Detailed Expenditure File, Second Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (12.283 MB)
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DS8:  Income File, Second Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (6.125 MB)
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DS9:  Family Characteristics and Income File, Third Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (9.715 MB)
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DS10:  Member Characteristics and Income File, Third Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (4.349 MB)
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DS11:  Detailed Expenditure File, Third Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (13.273 MB)
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DS12:  Income File, Third Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (6.345 MB)
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DS13:  Family Characteristics and Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (10.006 MB)
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DS14:  Member Characteristics and Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (4.366 MB)
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DS15:  Detailed Expenditure File, Fourth Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (13.84 MB)
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DS16:  Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1980 - Download All Files (6.502 MB)
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DS17:  Family Characteristics and Income File, First Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (10.105 MB)
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DS18:  Member Characteristics and Income File, First Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (4.35 MB)
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DS19:  Detailed Expenditure File, First Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (14.344 MB)
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DS20:  Income File, First Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (6.565 MB)
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DS21:  Family Characteristics and Income File, Second Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (9.952 MB)
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DS22:  Member Characteristics and Income File, Second Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (4.334 MB)
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DS23:  Detailed Expenditure File, Second Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (13.324 MB)
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DS24:  Income File, Second Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (6.443 MB)
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DS25:  Family Characteristics and Income File, Third Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (9.817 MB)
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DS26:  Member Characteristics and Income File, Third Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (4.318 MB)
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DS27:  Detailed Expenditure File, Third Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (13.55 MB)
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DS28:  Income File, Third Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (6.387 MB)
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DS29:  Family Characteristics and Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (8.975 MB)
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DS30:  Member Characteristics and Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (3.878 MB)
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DS31:  Detailed Expenditure File, Fourth Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (12.579 MB)
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DS32:  Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1981 - Download All Files (5.872 MB)
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DS33:  Family Characteristics and Income File, First Quarter, 1982 - Download All Files (9.052 MB)
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DS34:  Member Characteristics and Income File, First Quarter, 1982 - Download All Files (3.883 MB)
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DS35:  Detailed Expenditure File, First Quarter, 1982 - Download All Files (13.13 MB)
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DS36:  Income File, First Quarter, 1982 - Download All Files (5.842 MB)
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DS37:  Inventory and Purchase of Household Appliances - Download All Files (10.259 MB)
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DS38:  Inventory of Household Appliances - Download All Files (1.055 MB)
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DS39:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance, Detailed Questions - Download All Files (5.003 MB)
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DS40:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid - Download All Files (4.866 MB)
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DS41:  Medical and Health Expenditures, Payments for Medical Expenses - Download All Files (5.638 MB)
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DS42:  Medical and Health Expenditures, Reimbursements for Expenses - Download All Files (0.811 MB)
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DS43:  Inventory and Purchases of Owned Vehicles - Download All Files (26.9 MB)
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DS44:  Disposal of Owned Vehicles - Download All Files (0.781 MB)
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DS45:  Trips and Vacations - Download All Files (22.225 MB)
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DS46:  Aggregration File - Download All Files (0.579 MB)
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DS47:  Label File - Download All Files (0.531 MB)
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DS48:  Universal Classification Code - Download All Files (0.658 MB)
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DS49:  Vehicle Make and Model - Download All Files (0.559 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1980-1981: Interview Survey. ICPSR08423-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08423.v2

Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08423.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   automobile expenses, consumer behavior, consumer expenditures, consumption, debt, demographic characteristics, durable goods, employment, energy consumption, families, fixed income, food costs, household budgets, household expenditures, household income, housing costs, insurance, purchasing, taxes, unemployment benefits, wages and salaries

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1980--1982

Date of Collection:  

  • 1981--1982

Universe:   All civilian noninstitutionalized persons in the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is provided by the principal investigator as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Methodology

Sample:   National probability sample of households designed to be representative of the population of interest.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 50 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 50 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2003-10-23 Revised data files were obtained from the principal investigator, and detailed expenditure files for certain types of purchases (Parts 37-45, Part 49) were added. The ASCII codebook was converted to PDF.

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