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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1995: Interview Survey and Detailed Expenditure Files (ICPSR 2264) RSS

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Summary:

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. The survey consists of two separate components: (1) a quarterly Interview Survey in which each consumer unit in the sample is interviewed every three months over a 15-month period, and (2) a Diary Survey completed by the sample consumer units for two consecutive one-week periods. The Interview Survey was designed to collect data on major items of expense, household characteristics, and income. The expenditures covered by the survey are those that respondents can recall fairly accurately for three months or longer. In general, these expenditures include relatively large purchases, such as those for property, or expenditures that occur on a fairly regular basis, such as rent, utilities, or insurance premiums. Excluded are nonprescription drugs, household supplies, and personal care items. Including global estimates on spending for food, it is estimated that about 90 to 95 percent of expenditures are covered in the Interview Survey. The Detailed Expenditure Files were created from all the major expenditure sections of the Interview Survey questionnaires and contain the most detailed expenditure data from the Interview Survey. Part 73, Documentation File, includes a sample program and a list of the FMLY and MEMB variables by start position. Parts 69-72 contain processing files used by the program in Part 73.

Series: Consumer Expenditure Survey Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (20,069 KB)
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DS2:  Member Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (5,498 KB)
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DS3:  Detailed Expenditures, First Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (17,882 KB)
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DS4:  Income File, First Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (10,320 KB)
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DS5:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (19,727 KB)
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DS6:  Member Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (5,482 KB)
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DS7:  Detailed Expenditures, Second Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (16,449 KB)
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DS8:  Income File, Second Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (10,182 KB)
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DS9:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (19,734 KB)
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DS10:  Member Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (5,478 KB)
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DS11:  Detailed Expenditures, Third Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (16,788 KB)
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DS12:  Income File, Third Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (10,137 KB)
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DS13:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (18,613 KB)
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DS14:  Member Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (5,207 KB)
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DS15:  Detailed Expenditures, Fourth Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (15,466 KB)
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DS16:  Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1995 - Download All Files (9,508 KB)
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DS17:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 1996 - Download All Files (19,292 KB)
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DS18:  Member Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 1996 - Download All Files (5,348 KB)
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DS19:  Detailed Expenditures, First Quarter, 1996 - Download All Files (16,827 KB)
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DS20:  Income File, First Quarter, 1996 - Download All Files (9,745 KB)
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DS21:  Major Household Appliances - Download All Files (7,036 KB)
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DS22:  Rented Living Quarters - Download All Files (2,757 KB)
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DS23:  Owned Living Quarters (Detailed Property Description) - Download All Files (3,615 KB)
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DS24:  Owned Living Quarters (Disposed-of Property) - Download All Files (1,936 KB)
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DS25:  Owned Living Quarters (Mortgage Payments) - Download All Files (3,857 KB)
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DS26:  Owned Living Quarters (Lump Sum Home Equity Loans) - Download All Files (2,079 KB)
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DS27:  Owned Living Quarters (Line of Credit Home Equity Loans) - Download All Files (1,992 KB)
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DS28:  Owned Living Quarters (Ownership Costs) - Download All Files (8,416 KB)
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DS29:  Utilities and Fuels (Telephone Expenses) - Download All Files (5,148 KB)
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DS30:  Utilities and Fuels (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (1,935 KB)
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DS31:  Utilities and Fuels (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (15,857 KB)
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DS32:  Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (1,956 KB)
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DS33:  Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Job Description) - Download All Files (3,898 KB)
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DS34:  Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Purchase of Appliances) - Download All Files (2,041 KB)
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DS35:  Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Other Household Equipment) - Download All Files (2,999 KB)
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DS36:  Household Equipment Repairs and Service Contracts - Download All Files (2,058 KB)
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DS37:  Furniture Repair and Reupholstering - Download All Files (1,939 KB)
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DS38:  Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Purchases) - Download All Files (2,900 KB)
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DS39:  Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Rental or Leasing of Furniture) - Download All Files (1,933 KB)
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DS40:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing) - Download All Files (8,437 KB)
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DS41:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Infants' Clothing, Watches, Jewelry, and Hairpieces) - Download All Files (2,830 KB)
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DS42:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Sewing Materials) - Download All Files (2,067 KB)
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DS43:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing Services) - Download All Files (2,062 KB)
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DS44:  Rented and Leased Vehicles (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (1,974 KB)
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DS45:  Rented and Leased Vehicles (Detailed Questions for Leased Vehicles) - Download All Files (2,159 KB)
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DS46:  Owned Vehicles (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (15,357 KB)
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DS47:  Owned Vehicles (Disposed-of Vehicles) - Download All Files (2,045 KB)
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DS48:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) - Download All Files (4,189 KB)
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DS49:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Licensing, Registration, and Inspection of Vehicles) - Download All Files (2,266 KB)
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DS50:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Other Vehicle Operating Expenses) - Download All Files (4,025 KB)
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DS51:  Insurance Other Than Health (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (13,986 KB)
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DS52:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (3,490 KB)
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DS53:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Plans Not Paid by CU) - Download All Files (3,341 KB)
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DS54:  Medical and Health Expenditures (Expenses) - Download All Files (4,381 KB)
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DS55:  Medical and Health Expenditures (Reimbursements) - Download All Files (2,007 KB)
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DS56:  Educational Expenses (Expenses Paid Directly by the Consumer Unit) - Download All Files (2,903 KB)
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DS57:  Subscriptions and Memberships - Download All Files (2,857 KB)
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DS58:  Books and Entertainment Expenses - Download All Files (4,058 KB)
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DS59:  Trips and Vacations (Not Fully Reimbursed) - Download All Files (6,759 KB)
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DS60:  Trips and Vacations (Fully Reimbursed) - Download All Files (2,745 KB)
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DS61:  Trips and Vacations (Trip Expenses for Non-Consumer Unit Members) - Download All Files (2,047 KB)
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DS62:  Trips and Vacations (Local Overnight Stays) - Download All Files (1,952 KB)
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DS63:  Miscellaneous Expenses - Download All Files (4,133 KB)
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DS64:  Expense Patterns for Food and Beverages - Download All Files (4,964 KB)
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DS65:  Expense Patterns for Selected Services and Goods - Download All Files (5,494 KB)
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DS66:  Credit Liability (Second Quarter Only) - Download All Files (2,782 KB)
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DS67:  Credit Liability (Credit Balances) - Download All Files (2,248 KB)
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DS68:  Credit Liability (Credit Finances) - Download All Files (2,378 KB)
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DS69:  Aggregation File - Download All Files (2,017 KB)
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DS70:  Label File - Download All Files (1,938 KB)
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DS71:  Universal Classification Codes - Download All Files (1,964 KB)
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DS72:  Vehicle Make and Model - Download All Files (1,966 KB)
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DS73:  Documentation File - Download All Files (2,004 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1995: Interview Survey and Detailed Expenditure Files. ICPSR02264-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. doi:10.3886/ICPSR02264.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   automobile expenses, clothing, construction costs, consumer behavior, consumer expenditures, consumption, credit, debt, demographic characteristics, durable goods, education expenditures, employment, energy consumption, families, fixed income, food costs, health expenditures, health insurance, home ownership, hospitalization, household appliances, household budgets, household expenditures, household income, housing costs, insurance, memberships, mortgage payments, property repairs, purchasing, recreation expenses, taxes, unemployment benefits, wages and salaries

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1995

Universe:   Noninstitutional civilian population of the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Starting with the 1994 collection, the Interview Survey and the Detailed Expenditure Files (EXPN) are released together in one data collection by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This release includes files from the first quarter of 1996 in addition to the files containing data from interviews conducted during the four quarters of 1995.

The codebook is provided as an MSWord 7 file and as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

Methodology

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

Data Source:

personal interviews

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 75 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 74 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 1999-11-02 Parts 17-68, 74-75 have been update to correct errors in the assignment of values for the variable NEWID. Users should note that the NEWID assignment errors in the data originally released are limited to 1996 first-quarter Interview Survey records. Using data from the original release will not affect cross-sectional analysis, was linking consumer units longitudinally may result in distorted outcomes.

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