Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1989: Interview Survey, Detailed Expenditure Files (ICPSR 9841)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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 (MTAB) 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. In addition, the Detailed Expenditure files include Family Characteristics and Income (FMLY) files and Member Characteristics and Income (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:  1989 First Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (12.896 MB)
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DS2:  1989 First Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (5.195 MB)
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DS3:  1989 Second Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (12.724 MB)
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DS4:  1989 Second Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (5.16 MB)
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DS5:  1989 Third Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (12.575 MB)
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DS6:  1989 Third Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (5.162 MB)
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DS7:  1989 Fourth Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (12.786 MB)
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DS8:  1989 Fourth Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (5.184 MB)
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DS9:  1990 First Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (12.863 MB)
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DS10:  1990 First Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (5.201 MB)
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DS11:  1989-1990: Major Household Appliances - Download All Files (6.644 MB)
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DS12:  1989-1990: Rental Living Quarters - Download All Files (2.777 MB)
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DS13:  1989-1990: Owned Living Quarters (Detailed Property Description) - Download All Files (3.762 MB)
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DS14:  1989-1990: Owned Living Quarters (Disposed-of Property) - Download All Files (1.564 MB)
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DS15:  1989-1990: Owned Living Quarters (Mortgage Payments) - Download All Files (5.18 MB)
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DS16:  1989-1990: Owned Living Quarters (Ownership Costs) - Download All Files (4.666 MB)
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DS17:  1989-1990: Utilities and Fuels (Telephone Expenses) - Download All Files (7.514 MB)
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DS18:  1989-1990: Utilities and Fuels (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (1.548 MB)
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DS19:  1989-1990: Utilities and Fuels (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (15.852 MB)
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DS20:  1989-1990: Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (2.469 MB)
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DS21:  1989-1990: Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Job Description) - Download All Files (3.751 MB)
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DS22:  1989-1990: Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Purchase of Appliances) - Download All Files (1.661 MB)
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DS23:  1989-1990: Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Other Household Equipment) - Download All Files (3.126 MB)
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DS24:  1989-1990: Household Equipment Repairs and Service Contracts - Download All Files (1.708 MB)
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DS25:  1989-1990: Furniture Repair and Reupholstering - Download All Files (1.558 MB)
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DS26:  1989-1990: Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Purchases) - Download All Files (2.746 MB)
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DS27:  1989-1990: Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Rental or Leasing of Furniture) - Download All Files (2.19 MB)
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DS28:  1989-1990: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing) - Download All Files (9.942 MB)
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DS29:  1989-1990: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Infants' Clothing, Watches, Jewelry, and Hairpieces) - Download All Files (2.804 MB)
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DS30:  1989-1990: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Sewing Materials) - Download All Files (1.79 MB)
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DS31:  1989-1990: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing Services) - Download All Files (1.739 MB)
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DS32:  1989-1990: Rented and Leased Vehicles (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (1.632 MB)
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DS33:  1989-1990: Owned Vehicles (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (16.381 MB)
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DS34:  1989-1990: Owned Vehicles (Disposed-of Vehicles) - Download All Files (1.674 MB)
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DS35:  1989-1990: Vehicle Operating Expenses (Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) - Download All Files (3.811 MB)
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DS36:  1989-1990: Vehicle Operating Expenses (Licensing, Registration, and Inspection of Vehicles) - Download All Files (2.019 MB)
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DS37:  1989-1990: Vehicle Operating Expenses (Other Vehicle Operating Expenses) - Download All Files (3.733 MB)
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DS38:  1989-1990: Insurance Other Than Health - Download All Files (15.247 MB)
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DS39:  1989-1990: Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Detailed Questionnaire) - Download All Files (3.11 MB)
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DS40:  1989-1990: Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Plans Not Paid by the CU) - Download All Files (5.824 MB)
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DS41:  1989-1990: Medical and Health Expenditures (Expenses) - Download All Files (4.724 MB)
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DS42:  1989-1990: Medical and Health Expenditures (Reimbursements) - Download All Files (1.691 MB)
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DS43:  1989-1990: Educational Expenses (Expenses Paid by the CU) - Download All Files (2.595 MB)
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DS44:  1989-1990: Educational Expenses (Expenses Paid Directly by Others Outside the CU) - Download All Files (1.582 MB)
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DS45:  1989-1990: Subscriptions and Memberships - Download All Files (2.694 MB)
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DS46:  1989-1990: Books and Entertainment - Download All Files (4.031 MB)
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DS47:  1989-1990: Trips and Vacations (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (2.411 MB)
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DS48:  1989-1990: Trips and Vacations (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (8.14 MB)
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DS49:  1989-1990: Miscellaneous Expenses - Download All Files (4.143 MB)
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DS50:  1989-1990: Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Food and Beverages) - Download All Files (4.703 MB)
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DS51:  1989-1990: Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Selected Services and Goods) - Download All Files (5.25 MB)
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DS52:  Credit Liability (Second Quarter Only) - Download All Files (2.647 MB)
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DS53:  Credit Liability (Credit Balances) - Download All Files (1.959 MB)
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DS54:  Credit Liability (Finance Charges) - Download All Files (2.004 MB)
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DS55:  Vehicle Make/Model Codes and Titles - Download All Files (1.602 MB)
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DS56:  Codebook Text for All Parts - Download All Files (1.543 MB)
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DS57:  Errata (April 1994) - Download All Files (1.543 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1989: 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. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09841.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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