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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1994: Interview Survey and Detailed Expenditure Files (ICPSR 6710) 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.

Series: Consumer Expenditure Survey Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, First Quarter - Download All Files (19,093 KB)
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DS2:  Member Characteristics and Income, First Quarter - Download All Files (4,389 KB)
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DS3:  Detailed Expenditures, First Quarter - Download All Files (17,759 KB)
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DS4:  Income File, First Quarter - Download All Files (9,700 KB)
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DS5:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter - Download All Files (18,822 KB)
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DS6:  Member Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter - Download All Files (4,352 KB)
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DS7:  Detailed Expenditures, Second Quarter - Download All Files (16,169 KB)
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DS8:  Income File, Second Quarter - Download All Files (9,486 KB)
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DS9:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter - Download All Files (18,387 KB)
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DS10:  Member Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter - Download All Files (4,301 KB)
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DS11:  Detailed Expenditures, Third Quarter - Download All Files (16,284 KB)
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DS12:  Income File, Third Quarter - Download All Files (9,353 KB)
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DS13:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter - Download All Files (18,591 KB)
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DS14:  Member Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter - Download All Files (4,271 KB)
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DS15:  Detailed Expenditures, Fourth Quarter - Download All Files (16,509 KB)
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DS16:  Income File, Fourth Quarter - Download All Files (9,369 KB)
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DS17:  Major Household Appliances - Download All Files (5,087 KB)
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DS18:  Rented Living Quarters - Download All Files (1,414 KB)
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DS19:  Owned Living Quarters (Detailed Property Description) - Download All Files (2,118 KB)
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DS20:  Owned Living Quarters (Disposed-of Property) - Download All Files (714 KB)
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DS21:  Owned Living Quarters (Mortgage Payments) - Download All Files (2,329 KB)
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DS22:  Owned Living Quarters (Lump Sum Home Equity Loans) - Download All Files (849 KB)
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DS23:  Owned Living Quarters (Line of Credit Home Equity Loans) - Download All Files (764 KB)
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DS24:  Owned Living Quarters (Ownership Costs) - Download All Files (6,115 KB)
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DS25:  Utilities and Fuels (Telephone Expenses) - Download All Files (3,508 KB)
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DS26:  Utilities and Fuels (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (710 KB)
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DS27:  Utilities and Fuels (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (13,037 KB)
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DS28:  Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (731 KB)
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DS29:  Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Job Description) - Download All Files (2,435 KB)
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DS30:  Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Purchase of Appliances) - Download All Files (798 KB)
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DS31:  Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Other Household Equipment) - Download All Files (1,612 KB)
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DS32:  Household Equipment Repairs and Service Contracts - Download All Files (830 KB)
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DS33:  Furniture Repair and Reupholstering - Download All Files (716 KB)
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DS34:  Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Purchases) - Download All Files (1,566 KB)
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DS35:  Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Rental or Leasing of Furniture) - Download All Files (710 KB)
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DS36:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing) - Download All Files (6,695 KB)
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DS37:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Infants' Clothing, Watches, Jewelry, and Hairpieces) - Download All Files (1,563 KB)
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DS38:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Sewing Materials) - Download All Files (846 KB)
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DS39:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing Services) - Download All Files (843 KB)
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DS40:  Rented and Leased Vehicles (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (749 KB)
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DS41:  Rented and Leased Vehicles (Detailed Questions for Leased Vehicles) - Download All Files (863 KB)
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DS42:  Owned Vehicles (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (12,067 KB)
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DS43:  Owned Vehicles (Disposed-of Vehicles) - Download All Files (808 KB)
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DS44:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) - Download All Files (2,439 KB)
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DS45:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Licensing, Registration, and Inspection of Vehicles) - Download All Files (1,009 KB)
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DS46:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Other Vehicle Operating Expenses) - Download All Files (2,471 KB)
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DS47:  Insurance Other Than Health (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (10,993 KB)
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DS48:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (1,795 KB)
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DS49:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Plans Not Paid by CU) - Download All Files (2,194 KB)
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DS50:  Medical and Health Expenditures (Expenses) - Download All Files (2,813 KB)
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DS51:  Medical and Health Expenditures (Reimbursements) - Download All Files (789 KB)
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DS52:  Educational Expenses (Expenses Paid Directly by the Consumer Unit) - Download All Files (1,573 KB)
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DS53:  Subscriptions and Memberships - Download All Files (1,548 KB)
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DS54:  Books and Entertainment Expenses - Download All Files (2,524 KB)
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DS55:  Trips and Vacations (Not Fully Reimbursed) - Download All Files (5,102 KB)
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DS56:  Trips and Vacations (Fully Reimbursed) - Download All Files (1,393 KB)
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DS57:  Trips and Vacations (Trip Expenses for Non-Consumer Unit Members) - Download All Files (789 KB)
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DS58:  Trips and Vacations (Local Overnight Stays) - Download All Files (728 KB)
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DS59:  Miscellaneous Expenses - Download All Files (2,626 KB)
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DS60:  Expense Patterns for Food and Beverages - Download All Files (3,252 KB)
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DS61:  Expense Patterns for Selected Services and Goods - Download All Files (3,693 KB)
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DS62:  Credit Liability (Second Quarter Only) - Download All Files (1,465 KB)
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DS63:  Credit Liability (Credit Balances) - Download All Files (997 KB)
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DS64:  Credit Liability (Credit Finances) - Download All Files (1,086 KB)
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DS65:  Aggregation File - Download All Files (794 KB)
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DS66:  Label File - Download All Files (713 KB)
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DS67:  Universal Classification Code - Download All Files (734 KB)
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DS68:  Vehicle Make and Model - Download All Files (741 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1994: INTERVIEW SURVEY AND DETAILED EXPENDITURE FILES. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics [producer], 1996. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06710.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:  

  • 1994

Date of Collection:  

  • 1994

Universe:   Noninstitutional civilian population of the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Starting with this collection, the Interview Survey and the Detailed Expenditure Files (EXPN) are being released together in one data collection by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2) Part 69, Documentation File, is an ASCII text file that includes a sample computer program and a list of the FMLY and MEMB variables by start position. Parts 65 and 66 (Aggregation File and Label File) are processing files used by the program in Part 69. (3) The codebook is provided 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 through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

Methodology

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

Data Source:

personal interviews

Version(s)

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 70 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 69 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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