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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2002: Interview Survey and Detailed Expenditure Files (ICPSR 3949) 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 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 71-75 contain processing files used by the Interview Survey Sample Program (Part 70).

Series: Consumer Expenditure Survey Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (134,144 KB)
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DS2:  Member Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (104,207 KB)
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DS3:  Detailed Expenditures, First Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (122,718 KB)
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DS4:  Income File, First Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (111,211 KB)
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DS5:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (134,550 KB)
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DS6:  Member Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (104,313 KB)
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DS7:  Detailed Expenditures, Second Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (121,638 KB)
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DS8:  Income File, Second Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (111,344 KB)
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DS9:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (134,807 KB)
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DS10:  Member Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (104,353 KB)
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DS11:  Detailed Expenditures, Third Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (122,277 KB)
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DS12:  Income File, Third Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (111,446 KB)
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DS13:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (135,699 KB)
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DS14:  Member Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (104,411 KB)
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DS15:  Detailed Expenditures, Fourth Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (122,518 KB)
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DS16:  Income File, Fourth Quarter, 2002 - Download All Files (111,699 KB)
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DS17:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 2003 - Download All Files (135,989 KB)
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DS18:  Member Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 2003 - Download All Files (104,435 KB)
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DS19:  Detailed Expenditures, First Quarter, 2003 - Download All Files (123,358 KB)
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DS20:  Income File, First Quarter, 2003 - Download All Files (111,710 KB)
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DS21:  Major Household Appliances - Download All Files (111,118 KB)
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DS22:  Rented Living Quarters - Download All Files (99,442 KB)
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DS23:  Owned Living Quarters (Detailed Property Description) - Download All Files (101,097 KB)
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DS24:  Owned Living Quarters (Disposed-of Property) - Download All Files (98,228 KB)
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DS25:  Owned Living Quarters (Mortgage Payments) - Download All Files (101,704 KB)
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DS26:  Owned Living Quarters (Lump-sum Home Equity Loans) - Download All Files (98,583 KB)
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DS27:  Owned Living Quarters (Line of Credit Home Equity Loans) - Download All Files (98,364 KB)
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DS28:  Owned Living Quarters (Ownership Costs) - Download All Files (109,264 KB)
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DS29:  Utilities and Fuels for Owned and Rented Properties (Telephone Expenses) - Download All Files (120,981 KB)
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DS30:  Utilities and Fuels for Owned and Rented Properties (Additional Telephone Expenses) - Download All Files (98,424 KB)
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DS31:  Utilities and Fuels (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (98,232 KB)
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DS32:  Utilities and Fuels (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (124,454 KB)
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DS33:  Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (98,258 KB)
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DS34:  Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Job Description) - Download All Files (101,111 KB)
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DS35:  Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Purchase of Appliances) - Download All Files (98,416 KB)
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DS36:  Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Other Household Equipment) - Download All Files (99,873 KB)
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DS37:  Household Equipment Repairs and Service Contracts - Download All Files (98,377 KB)
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DS38:  Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Rental, Leasing, or Repair of Furniture) - Download All Files (98,227 KB)
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DS39:  Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Purchases) - Download All Files (99,679 KB)
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DS40:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing) - Download All Files (107,137 KB)
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DS41:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Infants' Clothing, Watches, Jewelry, and Hairpieces) - Download All Files (99,463 KB)
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DS42:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Sewing Materials) - Download All Files (98,383 KB)
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DS43:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing Services) - Download All Files (98,363 KB)
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DS44:  Rented and Leased Vehicles (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (98,268 KB)
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DS45:  Rented and Leased Vehicles (Detailed Questions for Leased Vehicles) - Download All Files (98,724 KB)
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DS46:  Owned Vehicles (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (120,574 KB)
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DS47:  Owned Vehicles (Disposed-of Vehicles) - Download All Files (98,377 KB)
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DS48:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Parts and Equipment) - Download All Files (101,223 KB)
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DS49:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Licensing, Registration, and Inspection of Vehicles) - Download All Files (98,687 KB)
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DS50:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Other Vehicle Operating Expenses) - Download All Files (101,876 KB)
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DS51:  Insurance Other Than Health (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (111,354 KB)
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DS52:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (100,641 KB)
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DS53:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Plans Not Paid by Consumer Unit) - Download All Files (100,321 KB)
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DS54:  Medical and Health Expenditures (Payments for Medical Expenses) - Download All Files (102,525 KB)
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DS55:  Medical and Health Expenditures (Reimbursements for Medical Expenses) - Download All Files (98,282 KB)
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DS56:  Educational Expenses - Download All Files (99,842 KB)
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DS57:  Subscriptions, Memberships, Books, and Entertainment Expenses (Subscriptions and Memberships) - Download All Files (99,330 KB)
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DS58:  Subscriptions, Memberships, Books, and Entertainment Expenses (Books and Entertainment Expenses) - Download All Files (101,338 KB)
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DS59:  Trips and Vacations (Not Fully Reimbursed) - Download All Files (104,720 KB)
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DS60:  Trips and Vacations (Fully Reimbursed) - Download All Files (98,441 KB)
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DS61:  Trips and Vacations (Trip Expenses for Non-Consumer Unit Members) - Download All Files (98,344 KB)
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DS62:  Trips and Vacations (Local Overnight Stays) - Download All Files (98,244 KB)
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DS63:  Miscellaneous Expenses - Download All Files (101,061 KB)
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DS64:  Miscellaneous Expenses (Contributions) - Download All Files (99,842 KB)
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DS65:  Expense Patterns for Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Food and Beverages) - Download All Files (103,223 KB)
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DS66:  Expense Patterns for Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Selected Services and Goods) - Download All Files (104,609 KB)
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DS67:  Credit Liability (Credit Balances, Second Quarter Only) - Download All Files (99,329 KB)
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DS68:  Credit Liability (Credit Balances, Fifth Quarter Only) - Download All Files (98,615 KB)
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DS69:  Credit Liability (Finance Charges, Fifth Quarter Only) - Download All Files (98,948 KB)
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DS70:  Interview Survey Sample Program - Download All Files (98,236 KB)
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DS71:  Stub Parameter File for Interview Sample Program
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DS72:  Stub Parameter File for Detailed Expenditures for Interview Sample Program
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DS73:  Inputs for Interview Sample Program
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DS74:  Universal Classification Codes - Download All Files (98,247 KB)
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DS75:  Vehicle Make and Model - Download All Files (98,257 KB)
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DS76:  Output From Interview Sample Program
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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 2002: INTERVIEW SURVEY AND DETAILED EXPENDITURE FILES. ICPSR03949-v1. 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], 2005-03-25. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03949.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   consumer behavior, consumer expenditures, consumers, demographic characteristics, durable goods, food costs, household income, households, purchasing

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2002-2003

Date of Collection:  

  • 2002-2003

Universe:   Noninstitutional civilian population of the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) 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. (2) This release includes files from the first quarter of 2003 in addition to the files containing data from interviews conducted during the four quarters of 2002. (3) For the Income Files (Parts 4, 8, 12, 16, and 20) the documentation is in error. There are 7 variables, and the length of record is 34. The variable GIFT was deleted starting with the 2002 files.

Methodology

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

Data Source:

personal interviews

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 78 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 77 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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