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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1982-1983: Diary Survey (ICPSR 8599) RSS

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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 Diary, or recordkeeping, component of the CES contains expenditure data for small items purchased on a daily or weekly basis. Survey participants from consumer units, which are roughly equivalent to households, keep daily expense records which itemize all purchases made during a two-week period. Expenditures focused on include small, frequently purchased items such as food, beverages, food consumed away from home, gasoline, housekeeping supplies, nonprescription drugs and medical supplies, and personal care products and services. Three types of files for each quarter of 1982 and 1983 are supplied in this collection. The Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income files (FMLY) contain consumer unit characteristics, consumer unit income, characteristics and earnings of the reference person, and characteristics and earnings of the spouse. The Member Characteristics (MEMB) files present selected characteristics for each consumer unit member, including reference person and spouse, and the Detailed Expenditures (EXPN) files contain monthly expenditure data at the Universal Classification Code (UCC) level.

Series: Consumer Expenditure Survey Series

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  1982 First Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3.7 MB)
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DS2:  1982 First Quarter: Member Characteristics - Download All Files (2 MB)
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DS3:  1982 First Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (4.4 MB)
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DS4:  1982 Second Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
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DS5:  1982 Second Quarter: Member Characteristics - Download All Files (1.9 MB)
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DS6:  1982 Second Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (4.1 MB)
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DS7:  1982 Third Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS8:  1982 Third Quarter: Member Characteristics - Download All Files (1.9 MB)
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DS9:  1982 Third Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS10:  1982 Fourth Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (4.5 MB)
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DS11:  1982 Fourth Quarter: Member Characteristics - Download All Files (2.4 MB)
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DS12:  1982 Fourth Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (5.4 MB)
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DS13:  1983 First Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3.6 MB)
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DS14:  1983 First Quarter: Member Characteristics - Download All Files (2 MB)
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DS15:  1983 First Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (4.3 MB)
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DS16:  1983 Second Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
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DS17:  1983 Second Quarter: Member Characteristics - Download All Files (1.9 MB)
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DS18:  1983 Second Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS19:  1983 Third Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3.3 MB)
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DS20:  1983 Third Quarter: Member Characteristics - Download All Files (1.9 MB)
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DS21:  1983 Third Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (4.1 MB)
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DS22:  1983 Fourth Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (4.6 MB)
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DS23:  1983 Fourth Quarter: Member Characteristics - Download All Files (2.5 MB)
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DS24:  1983 Fourth Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (5.5 MB)
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DS25:  1982-1983: Universal Classi- fication Codes and Titles - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1982-1983: DIARY SURVEY. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 198?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 198?. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08599.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   automobile expenses, consumer behavior, consumer expenditures, consumption, debt, demographic characteristics, energy consumption, food costs, household budgets, household expenditures, household income, purchasing, recreation expenses

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1982--1983

Universe:   Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States living in urban areas.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Rural data collection for this survey was discontinued in 1981 and not resumed until 1984. Thus, the Diary Survey for 1982-1983 contains only urban data. Codebooks for this data collection are machine-readable only.

Methodology

Sample:   This survey is based on a national probability sample of households. The sampling frame was generated from the 1970 Census 100 Percent Detail File. Each selected sample unit is requested to keep two one-week diaries of expenditures over consecutive weeks. The earliest possible day for placing a diary with a household is predesignated so that each day of the week has an equal chance to start the reference week, and the diaries are evenly spaced throughout the year. During the last six weeks of the year, the diary sample is supplemented to twice its normal size to increase the reportings of types of expenditures unique to the holiday season.

Data Source:

personal interviews, and self-enumerated forms

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 26 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 26 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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