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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1999: Interview Survey and Detailed Expenditure Files (ICPSR 3228) 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. Parts 69-72 contain processing files used by the program in Part 73. Part 73, Documentation File, includes a sample program and lists all of the data file variables by start position. Part 74 is a SAS program that generates means, variances, standard errors, and coefficients of variation.

Series: Consumer Expenditure Survey Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (34,522 KB)
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DS2:  Member Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (10,326 KB)
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DS3:  Detailed Expenditures, First Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (28,486 KB)
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DS4:  Income File, First Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (18,212 KB)
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DS5:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (37,392 KB)
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DS6:  Member Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (10,829 KB)
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DS7:  Detailed Expenditures, Second Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (28,760 KB)
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DS8:  Income File, Second Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (19,356 KB)
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DS9:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (37,347 KB)
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DS10:  Member Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (10,931 KB)
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DS11:  Detailed Expenditures, Third Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (29,028 KB)
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DS12:  Income File, Third Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (19,189 KB)
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DS13:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (37,516 KB)
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DS14:  Member Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (10,896 KB)
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DS15:  Detailed Expenditures, Fourth Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (29,077 KB)
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DS16:  Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (19,211 KB)
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DS17:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 2000 - Download All Files (38,156 KB)
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DS18:  Member Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 2000 - Download All Files (10,994 KB)
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DS19:  Detailed Expenditures, First Quarter, 2000 - Download All Files (30,561 KB)
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DS20:  Income File, First Quarter, 2000 - Download All Files (19,493 KB)
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DS21:  Major Household Appliances - Download All Files (14,806 KB)
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DS22:  Rented Living Quarters - Download All Files (7,106 KB)
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DS23:  Owned Living Quarters (Detailed Property Description) - Download All Files (8,686 KB)
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DS24:  Owned Living Quarters (Disposed-of Property) - Download All Files (5,887 KB)
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DS25:  Owned Living Quarters (Mortgage Payments) - Download All Files (9,080 KB)
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DS26:  Owned Living Quarters (Lump-Sum Home Equity Loans) - Download All Files (6,220 KB)
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DS27:  Owned Living Quarters (Line of Credit Home Equity Loans) - Download All Files (5,994 KB)
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DS28:  Owned Living Quarters (Ownership Costs) - Download All Files (16,550 KB)
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DS29:  Utilities and Fuels (Telephone Expenses) - Download All Files (12,181 KB)
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DS30:  Utilities and Fuels (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (5,894 KB)
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DS31:  Utilities and Fuels (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (28,604 KB)
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DS32:  Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (5,918 KB)
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DS33:  Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Job Description) - Download All Files (8,806 KB)
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DS34:  Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Purchase of Appliances) - Download All Files (6,060 KB)
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DS35:  Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Other Household Equipment) - Download All Files (7,577 KB)
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DS36:  Household Equipment Repairs and Service Contracts - Download All Files (6,061 KB)
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DS37:  Furniture Repair and Reupholstering - Download All Files (5,890 KB)
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DS38:  Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Purchases) - Download All Files (7,382 KB)
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DS39:  Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Rental or Leasing of Furniture) - Download All Files (5,882 KB)
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DS40:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing) - Download All Files (14,981 KB)
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DS41:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Infants' Clothing, Watches, Jewelry, and Hairpieces) - Download All Files (7,182 KB)
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DS42:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Sewing Materials) - Download All Files (6,048 KB)
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DS43:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing Services) - Download All Files (6,047 KB)
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DS44:  Rented and Leased Vehicles (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (5,936 KB)
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DS45:  Rented and Leased Vehicles (Detailed Questions for Leased Vehicles) - Download All Files (6,439 KB)
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DS46:  Owned Vehicles (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (26,765 KB)
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DS47:  Owned Vehicles (Disposed-of Vehicles) - Download All Files (6,045 KB)
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DS48:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) - Download All Files (8,956 KB)
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DS49:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Licensing, Registration, and Inspection of Vehicles) - Download All Files (6,368 KB)
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DS50:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Other Vehicle Operating Expenses) - Download All Files (9,175 KB)
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DS51:  Insurance Other Than Health (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (19,162 KB)
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DS52:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (8,220 KB)
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DS53:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Plans Not Paid by CU) - Download All Files (7,834 KB)
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DS54:  Medical and Health Expenditures (Payments for Medical Expenses) - Download All Files (9,836 KB)
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DS55:  Medical and Health Expenditures (Reimbursements for Medical Expenses) - Download All Files (5,954 KB)
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DS56:  Educational Expenses - Download All Files (7,486 KB)
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DS57:  Subscriptions, Memberships, Books, and Entertainment Expenses (Subscriptions and Memberships) - Download All Files (7,181 KB)
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DS58:  Subscriptions, Memberships, Books, and Entertainment Expenses (Books and Entertainment Expenses) - Download All Files (9,071 KB)
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DS59:  Trips and Vacations (Not Fully Reimbursed) - Download All Files (12,590 KB)
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DS60:  Trips and Vacations (Fully Reimbursed) - Download All Files (6,326 KB)
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DS61:  Trips and Vacations (Trip Expenses for Non-Consumer Unit Members) - Download All Files (6,021 KB)
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DS62:  Trips and Vacations (Local Overnight Stays) - Download All Files (5,903 KB)
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DS63:  Miscellaneous Expenses - Download All Files (9,903 KB)
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DS64:  Expense Patterns for Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Food and Beverages) - Download All Files (10,693 KB)
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DS65:  Expense Patterns for Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Selected Services and Goods) - Download All Files (11,767 KB)
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DS66:  Credit Liability (Credit Balances, Second Quarter Only) - Download All Files (7,075 KB)
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DS67:  Credit Liability (Credit Balances, Fifth Quarter Only) - Download All Files (6,318 KB)
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DS68:  Credit Liability (Finance Charges, Fifth Quarter Only) - Download All Files (6,591 KB)
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DS69:  Aggregation File - Download All Files (5,981 KB)
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DS70:  Label File - Download All Files (5,886 KB)
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DS71:  Universal Classification Codes - Download All Files (5,907 KB)
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DS72:  Vehicle Make and Model - Download All Files (5,914 KB)
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DS74:  SAS Variance Program for Single Specified Expenditure Item - Download All Files (5,893 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1999: Interview Survey and Detailed Expenditure Files. ICPSR03228-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03228.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:  

  • 1999

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 2000 in addition to the files containing data from interviews conducted during the four quarters of 1999.

The codebook and data collection instrument are provided by the data producer as Portable Document Format (PDF) files and the codebook is also provided as a MSWord 8.0 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 77 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 76 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 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 73 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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