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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1982-1983: Interview Survey (ICPSR 8598) 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 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 every three months over a 15-month period. During the fifth and final interview, an annual supplement is used to generate a financial profile of the household as a whole. Included in this profile is information on unemployment compensation, alimony and child support, and changes in assets and liabilities. For each quarter of 1982 and 1983 and for the first quarter of 1984 there are four files of data in this collection. The Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income (FMLY) files 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 supply selected characteristics for each consumer unit member, including reference person and spouse. Each record in these files includes three months of data for a consumer unit member. The Detailed Expenditures (MTAB) files 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 contain monthly data for consumer unit characteristics and income at the UCC level. Two additional files, the Publication Aggregate file and the Publication Label file, are designed for use with the printed publication based on these data.

Series: Consumer Expenditure Survey Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  1982 First Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (5,984 KB)
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DS2:  1982 First Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3,852 KB)
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DS3:  1982 First Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (13,634 KB)
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DS4:  1982 First Quarter: Income - Download All Files (5,946 KB)
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DS5:  1982 Second Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (5,908 KB)
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DS6:  1982 Second Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3,857 KB)
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DS7:  1982 Second Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (12,929 KB)
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DS8:  1982 Second Quarter: Income - Download All Files (5,909 KB)
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DS9:  1982 Third Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (5,830 KB)
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DS10:  1982 Third Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3,828 KB)
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DS11:  1982 Third Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (12,959 KB)
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DS12:  1982 Third Quarter: Income - Download All Files (5,809 KB)
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DS13:  1982 Fourth Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (6,104 KB)
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DS14:  1982 Fourth Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3,967 KB)
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DS15:  1982 Fourth Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (13,568 KB)
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DS16:  1982 Fourth Quarter: Income - Download All Files (6,091 KB)
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DS17:  1983 First Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (6,198 KB)
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DS18:  1983 First Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3,987 KB)
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DS19:  1983 First Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (14,116 KB)
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DS20:  1983 First Quarter: Income - Download All Files (6,150 KB)
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DS21:  1983 Second Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (6,043 KB)
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DS22:  1983 Second Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3,882 KB)
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DS23:  1983 Second Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (13,182 KB)
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DS24:  1983 Second Quarter: Income - Download All Files (6,098 KB)
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DS25:  1983 Third Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (6,066 KB)
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DS26:  1983 Third Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3,926 KB)
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DS27:  1983 Third Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (13,687 KB)
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DS28:  1983 Third Quarter: Income - Download All Files (6,124 KB)
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DS29:  1983 Fourth Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (6,208 KB)
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DS30:  1983 Fourth Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (3,939 KB)
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DS31:  1983 Fourth Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (13,857 KB)
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DS32:  1983 Fourth Quarter: Income - Download All Files (6,230 KB)
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DS33:  1984 First Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (6,869 KB)
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DS34:  1984 First Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (4,398 KB)
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DS35:  1984 First Quarter: Detailed Expenditures - Download All Files (15,898 KB)
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DS36:  1984 First Quarter: Income - Download All Files (6,919 KB)
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DS37:  1982-1983: Publication Aggregate - Download All Files (688 KB)
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DS38:  1982-1983: Publication Label - Download All Files (639 KB)
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DS39:  1982-1983: Universal Classi- fication Codes and Titles - Download All Files (674 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1982-1983: INTERVIEW 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?. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08598.v1

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Scope of Study

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

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 Interview Survey for 1982- 1983 contains data for urban areas only. Codebooks for this data collection are machine-readable only.

Methodology

Sample:   The CES is based on a national probability sample of households. The sampling frame was generated from the 1970 Census 100 percent detail file. The sample design for the Interview Survey is a rotating panel survey in which one-fifth of the sample is dropped and a new group added each quarter. Each panel is interviewed for five consecutive quarters and then dropped from the survey.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 40 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 40 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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