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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1990: Interview Survey, Detailed Expenditure Files (ICPSR 9817) 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 (CU) in the sample is interviewed every three months over a 15-month period, and (2) a Diary Survey completed by the sample CUs 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, automobiles, and major appliances, or expenditures that occur on a fairly regular basis, such as rent, utilities, or insurance premiums. Expenditures incurred while on trips are also covered by the survey. 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 that comprise this data collection were created from all the major expenditure sections of the Interview Survey questionnaires. These files contain more detailed expenditure records than those found in the Interview Survey data tapes. In addition, the Detailed Expenditure Files include family characteristics (FMLY) files and income and member characteristics (MEMB) files identical to those found in the Interview Survey.

Series: Consumer Expenditure Survey Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  1990 First Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (12,895 KB)
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DS2:  1990 First Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (5,213 KB)
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DS3:  1990 Second Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (12,961 KB)
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DS4:  1990 Second Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (5,278 KB)
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DS5:  1990 Third Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (12,688 KB)
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DS6:  1990 Third Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (5,189 KB)
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DS7:  1990 Fourth Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (12,959 KB)
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DS8:  1990 Fourth Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (5,203 KB)
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DS9:  1991 First Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (13,003 KB)
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DS10:  1991 First Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (5,240 KB)
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DS11:  1990-1991: Major Household Appliances - Download All Files (6,780 KB)
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DS12:  1990-1991: Rental Living Quarters - Download All Files (2,791 KB)
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DS13:  1990-1991: Owned Living Quarters (Detailed Property Description) - Download All Files (3,758 KB)
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DS14:  1990-1991: Owned Living Quarters (Disposed-of Property) - Download All Files (1,574 KB)
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DS15:  1990-1991: Owned Living Quarters (Mortgage Payments) - Download All Files (5,164 KB)
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DS16:  1990-1991: Owned Living Quarters (Ownership Costs) - Download All Files (4,725 KB)
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DS17:  1990-1991: Utilities and Fuels (Telephone Expenses) - Download All Files (7,509 KB)
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DS18:  1990-1991: Utilities and Fuels (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (1,559 KB)
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DS19:  1990-1991: Utilities and Fuels (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (16,194 KB)
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DS20:  1990-1991: Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (2,486 KB)
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DS21:  1990-1991: Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Job Description) - Download All Files (3,754 KB)
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DS22:  1990-1991: Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Purchase of Appliances) - Download All Files (1,668 KB)
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DS23:  1990-1991: Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Other Household Equipment) - Download All Files (3,122 KB)
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DS24:  1990-1991: Household Equipment Repairs and Service Contracts - Download All Files (1,718 KB)
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DS25:  1990-1991: Furniture Repair and Reupholstering - Download All Files (1,568 KB)
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DS26:  1990-1991: Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Purchases) - Download All Files (2,718 KB)
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DS27:  1990-1991: Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Rental or Leasing of Furniture) - Download All Files (2,208 KB)
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DS28:  1990-1991: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing) - Download All Files (9,708 KB)
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DS29:  1990-1991: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Infants' Clothing, Watches, Jewelry, and Hairpieces) - Download All Files (2,822 KB)
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DS30:  1990-1991: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Sewing Materials) - Download All Files (1,807 KB)
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DS31:  1990-1991: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing Services) - Download All Files (1,753 KB)
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DS32:  1990-1991: Rented and Leased Vehicles (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (1,644 KB)
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DS33:  1990-1991: Owned Vehicles (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (16,359 KB)
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DS34:  1990-1991: Owned Vehicles (Disposed-of Vehicles) - Download All Files (1,681 KB)
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DS35:  1990-1991: Vehicle Operating Expenses (Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) - Download All Files (3,818 KB)
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DS36:  1990-1991: Vehicle Operating Expenses (Licensing, Registration, and Inspection of Vehicles) - Download All Files (2,017 KB)
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DS37:  1990-1991: Vehicle Operating Expenses (Other Vehicle Operating Expenses) - Download All Files (3,765 KB)
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DS38:  1990-1991: Insurance Other Than Health - Download All Files (15,179 KB)
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DS39:  1990-1991: Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Detailed Questionnaire) - Download All Files (3,111 KB)
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DS40:  1990-1991: Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Plans Not Paid by the CU) - Download All Files (5,874 KB)
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DS41:  1990-1991: Medical and Health Expenditures (Expenses) - Download All Files (4,782 KB)
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DS42:  1990-1991: Medical and Health Expenditures (Reimbursements) - Download All Files (1,718 KB)
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DS43:  1990-1991: Educational Expenses (Expenses Paid by the CU) - Download All Files (2,628 KB)
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DS44:  1990-1991: Educational Expenses (Expenses Paid Directly by Others Outside the CU) - Download All Files (1,603 KB)
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DS45:  1990-1991: Subscriptions and Memberships - Download All Files (2,679 KB)
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DS46:  1990-1991: Books and Entertainment - Download All Files (4,066 KB)
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DS47:  1990-1991: Trips and Vacations (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (2,438 KB)
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DS48:  1990-1991: Trips and Vacations (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (8,119 KB)
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DS49:  1990-1991: Miscellaneous Expenses - Download All Files (4,143 KB)
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DS50:  1990-1991: Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Food and Beverages) - Download All Files (4,743 KB)
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DS51:  1990-1991: Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Selected Services and Goods) - Download All Files (5,296 KB)
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DS52:  Credit Liability (Second Quarter Only) - Download All Files (2,690 KB)
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DS53:  Credit Liability (Credit Balances) - Download All Files (1,984 KB)
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DS54:  Credit Liability (Finance Charges) - Download All Files (2,026 KB)
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DS55:  Vehicle Make/Model Codes and Titles - Download All Files (1,614 KB)
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DS56:  Codebook Text for All Parts - Download All Files (1,555 KB)
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DS57:  Errata (April 1994) - Download All Files (1,555 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1990: INTERVIEW SURVEY, DETAILED EXPENDITURE FILES. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09817.v1

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Scope of Study

Methodology

Sample:   The Consumer Expenditure Survey is based on a national probability sample of households. Households are selected from primary sampling units (PSUs), which consist of counties (or parts thereof), groups of counties, or independent cities. The set of sample PSUs used for the survey is composed of 101 areas, of which 85 urban areas have also been selected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the Consumer Price Index program. The sampling frame from which housing units were selected was generated from the 1980 Census 100-percent detail file, augmented by new construction permits and coverage improvement techniques used to eliminate recognized deficiencies in that census. The sample design 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 57 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 56 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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