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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2002: Diary Survey (ICPSR 3937) RSS

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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 fifteen-month period, and (2) a Diary Survey completed by the sample consumer units for two consecutive one-week periods. The Diary Survey contains consumer information on small, frequently-purchased items such as food, beverages, food consumed away from home, gasoline, housekeeping supplies, nonprescription drugs and medical supplies, and personal care products and services. Participants are asked to maintain expense records, or diaries, of all purchases made each day for two consecutive one-week periods. The Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income (FMLY) files supply information on consumer unit characteristics, consumer unit income, and characteristics and earnings of the reference person and his or her spouse. A consumer unit (CU) consists of all members of a particular housing unit who are related by blood, marriage, adoption, or some other legal arrangement. Consumer unit determination for unrelated persons is based on financial independence. Member Characteristics (MEMB) files contain selected characteristics and earnings for each consumer unit member, including information on relationship to reference person. The Detailed Expenditures (EXPN) files present weekly data on expenditures at the Universal Classification Code (UCC) level, while Income (DTAB) files contain data on CU characteristics and income at the UCC level.

Series: Consumer Expenditure Survey Series

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DS1:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, First Quarter - Download All Files (36,247 KB)
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DS2:  Member Characteristics and Income, First Quarter - Download All Files (32,530 KB)
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DS3:  Detailed Expenditures, First Quarter - Download All Files (36,243 KB)
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DS4:  Income File, First Quarter - Download All Files (31,670 KB)
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DS5:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter - Download All Files (35,975 KB)
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DS6:  Member Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter - Download All Files (32,413 KB)
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DS7:  Detailed Expenditures, Second Quarter - Download All Files (35,898 KB)
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DS8:  Income File, Second Quarter - Download All Files (31,587 KB)
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DS9:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter - Download All Files (36,164 KB)
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DS10:  Member Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter - Download All Files (32,467 KB)
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DS11:  Detailed Expenditures, Third Quarter - Download All Files (35,861 KB)
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DS12:  Income File, Third Quarter - Download All Files (31,646 KB)
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DS13:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter - Download All Files (36,041 KB)
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DS14:  Member Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter - Download All Files (32,472 KB)
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DS15:  Detailed Expenditures, Fourth Quarter - Download All Files (35,926 KB)
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DS16:  Income File, Fourth Quarter - Download All Files (31,604 KB)
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DS17:  Diary Survey Sample Program - Download All Files (30,015 KB)
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DS18:  Stub Parameter File for Diary Survey Sample Program
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DS19:  Inputs for Diary Survey Sample Program
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DS20:  Universal Classification Codes for Diary Survey Sample Program - Download All Files (30,025 KB)
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DS21:  Output From Diary Survey Sample Program
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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 2002: DIARY SURVEY. ICPSR release. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics [producer], 2003. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-03-21. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03937.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   consumer behavior, consumer expenditures, consumers, food, household expenditures, household income, households, nonprescription drugs, purchasing

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2002

Date of Collection:  

  • 2002

Universe:   Noninstitutional civilian population of the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Changes for 2002 are the elimination of the Aggregation and Label files, which have been replaced by the Stub File (Part 18). The Universal Classification Codes (Part 20) and Sample Program (Part 17) are still provided with the inputs (Part 19). The output (Part 21) from the Sample Program is also available. (2) The codebook and data collection instruments are provided by the data producer as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. 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 on the ICPSR Web site.

Methodology

Sample:   National probability sample of households designed to represent the total noninstitutional civilian population.

Data Source:

personal interviews and self-enumerated forms

Version(s)

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Version History:

  • 2008-03-21 A variable label has been corrected in datasets 1, 5, 9, and 13.
  • 2007-05-31 SAS and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 24 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 23 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 22 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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