Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics
This collection contains data integrated from the two components of the Consumer Expenditure Survey, the Diary Survey and the quarterly Interview Survey, for the years 1984-1995. The integrated data provide a complete accounting of consumer expenditures and income, which neither component alone is designed to do. For the Diary Survey, consumer units complete a diary of expenses for two consecutive one-week periods. The diary survey is designed to obtain data on frequently purchased items such as food and beverages, housekeeping supplies, etc., that respondents are less likely to recall over longer periods of time. For the Interview Survey, consumer units report information to an interviewer once every three months for five consecutive quarters. This survey is designed to obtain data on expenditures and income that respondents can be expected to recall for a period of three months or longer, such as property or automobile purchases, and those that occur on a regular basis, such as rent, utility bills, and insurance premiums. The standard tables include age of reference person, composition of the consumer unit, size of the consumer unit, number of earners in the consumer unit, income before taxes, occupation, quintiles of income before taxes, housing tenure, race, type of area (urban-rural), and region of residence. There are also cross-tabulated tables that include age by income, consumer unit size by income, region by income before taxes, Metropolitan Statistical Areas by the four census regions, and single persons by age and by income.
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U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY, INTEGRATED DIARY AND INTERVIEW SURVEY DATA, 1984-1995. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics [producer], 1997. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. doi:10.3886/ICPSR02262.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02262.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: automobile expenses, 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, recreation expenses, taxes, unemployment benefits, vehicles, wages and salaries
Geographic Coverage: United States
Universe: Noninstitutional civilian population of the United States.
Data Types: aggregate data
Data Collection Notes:
(1) The data were supplied as tabular Lotus 1-2-3 files, which ICPSR converted to ASCII text files. (2) Part 259, Documentation for All Parts, contains an introduction to the data, descriptions of the files, and a glossary of terms. It is a combination of three text files (readme.dsk, filename, glossary) that came with the original Lotus tables, and it reflects the original Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet file format. (3) Starting in 1991, the expenditure line "Other Lodging" was redefined. The item "Expenses for Other Properties" was extracted from "Other Lodging" and placed with "Miscellaneous" expenditures. The 1990 tables were retabulated to reflect this change. Part 223, Expenses for Other Properties by Consumer Unit Characteristics, 1987, 1988, and 1989, shows expenses for other properties, by consumer unit characteristics, for the years 1987, 1988, and 1989, and can be used to adjust the earlier years for comparisons with 1990 and later years. (4) Part 259, Documentation for All Parts, 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.
Sample: National probability sample of households designed to represent the total noninstitutional civilian population.
Original ICPSR Release: 1998-10-28
- 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 259 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
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