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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1993: Interview Survey, Detailed Expenditure Files (ICPSR 6543) 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 that comprise this data collection were created from all the major expenditure sections of the Interview Survey questionnaires and contain more detailed expenditure records than those found in the Interview Survey data (CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1993: INTERVIEW SURVEY [ICPSR 6580]). In addition, the Detailed Expenditure Files include Consumer Unit Characteristics (FMLY) Files and Income and Member Characteristics (MEMB) Files identical to those found in the Interview Survey.

Series: Consumer Expenditure Survey Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, First Quarter - Download All Files (20.6 MB)
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DS2:  Member Characteristics and Income, First Quarter - Download All Files (12.3 MB)
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DS3:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter - Download All Files (20.5 MB)
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DS4:  Member Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter - Download All Files (12.3 MB)
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DS5:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter - Download All Files (20.4 MB)
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DS6:  Member Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter - Download All Files (12.3 MB)
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DS7:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter - Download All Files (20.7 MB)
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DS8:  Member Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter - Download All Files (12.3 MB)
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DS9:  General Survey Information--Major Household Appliances - Download All Files (13 MB)
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DS10:  Rented Living Quarters--Rental Payments, Facilities, and Services for Sample Unit and Other Units - Download All Files (9.4 MB)
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DS11:  Owned Living Quarters and Other Owned Real Estate--Detailed Property Description - Download All Files (10.1 MB)
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DS12:  Owned Living Quarters and Other Owned Real Estate--Disposed of Property - Download All Files (8.6 MB)
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DS13:  Owned Living Quarters and Other Owned Real Estate--Mortgage Payments - Download All Files (10.3 MB)
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DS14:  Owned Living Quarters and Other Owned Real Estate--Lump Sum Home Equity Loans - Download All Files (8.8 MB)
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DS15:  Owned Living Quarters and Other Owned Real Estate--Line of Credit Home Equity Loans - Download All Files (8.7 MB)
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DS16:  Owned Living Quarters and Other Owned Real Estate--Ownership Costs - Download All Files (14.3 MB)
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DS17:  Utilities and Fuels for Owned and Rented Properties--Telephone Expenses - Download All Files (11.5 MB)
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DS18:  Utilities and Fuels for Owned and Rented Properties--Screening Questions - Download All Files (8.6 MB)
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DS19:  Utilities and Fuels--for Owned and Rented Properties--Detailed Questions - Download All Files (21 MB)
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DS20:  Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Owned and Rented Property--Screening Questions - Download All Files (8.7 MB)
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DS21:  Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Owned and Rented Property--Job Description - Download All Files (10.4 MB)
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DS22:  Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items--Purchase of Household Appliances - Download All Files (8.7 MB)
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DS23:  Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items--Purchase of Household Appliances and Other Selected Equipment Items - Download All Files (9.5 MB)
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DS24:  Household Equipment Repairs, Service Contracts, and Furniture Repair and Reupholstering--Household Equipment Repairs and Service Contracts - Download All Files (8.8 MB)
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DS25:  Household Equipment Repairs, Service Contracts, and Furniture Repair and Reupholstering--Furniture Repair or Reupholstering - Download All Files (8.6 MB)
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DS26:  Home Furnishings and Related Household Items--Purchases - Download All Files (9.5 MB)
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DS27:  Home Furnishings and Related Household Items--Rental or Leasing of Furniture - Download All Files (8.6 MB)
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DS28:  Clothing and Sewing Materials--Clothing - Download All Files (14.6 MB)
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DS29:  Clothing and Sewing Materials--Infants' Clothing, Watches, Jewelry, and Hairpieces - Download All Files (9.5 MB)
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DS30:  Clothing and Sewing Materials--Sewing Materials - Download All Files (8.8 MB)
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DS31:  Clothing and Sewing Materials--Clothing Services - Download All Files (8.8 MB)
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DS32:  Rented and Leased Vehicles--Screening Questions for Rented Vehicles - Download All Files (8.7 MB)
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DS33:  Rented and Leased Vehicles--Detailed Questions for Leased Vehicles - Download All Files (8.8 MB)
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DS34:  Owned Vehicles--Detailed Questions - Download All Files (20.3 MB)
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DS35:  Owned Vehicles--Disposed-of Vehicles - Download All Files (8.7 MB)
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DS36:  Vehicle Operating Expenses--Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and Vehicle Equipment, Parts, and Accessories - Download All Files (10.4 MB)
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DS37:  Vehicle Operating Expenses--Licensing, Registration, and Inspection of Vehicles - Download All Files (9 MB)
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DS38:  Vehicle Operating Expenses--Other Vehicle Operating Expenses - Download All Files (10.4 MB)
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DS39:  Insurance Other Than Health--Detailed Questions - Download All Files (19.3 MB)
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DS40:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance--Detailed Questions - Download All Files (9.8 MB)
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DS41:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance--Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Plans Not Directly Paid for by the Consumer Unit - Download All Files (12.7 MB)
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DS42:  Medical and Health Expenditures--Payments for Medical Expenses - Download All Files (10.8 MB)
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DS43:  Medical and Health Expenditures--Reimbursements for Medical Expenses - Download All Files (8.7 MB)
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DS44:  Educational Expenses--Expenses Paid Directly by the Consumer Unit - Download All Files (9.5 MB)
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DS45:  Educational Expenses--Expenses Paid Directly by Others (Deleted beginning Q933) - Download All Files (8.7 MB)
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DS46:  Subscriptions, Memberships, Books, and Entertainment Expenses--Subscriptions and Memberships - Download All Files (9.5 MB)
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DS47:  Subscriptions, Memberships, Books, and Entertainment Expenses--Books and Entertainment Expenses - Download All Files (10.5 MB)
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DS48:  Trips and Vacations--Trips Paid Entirely by Consumer Unit and Partially Reimbursed Trips - Download All Files (13.2 MB)
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DS49:  Trips and Vacations--100-Percent Reimbursed Trips - Download All Files (9.1 MB)
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DS50:  Trips and Vacations--Trip Expenses for Non-Consumer Unit Members - Download All Files (8.7 MB)
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DS51:  Trips and Vacations--Local Overnight Stays - Download All Files (8.7 MB)
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DS52:  Miscellaneous Expenses - Download All Files (10.7 MB)
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DS53:  Expense Patterns for Food and Beverages - Download All Files (11.2 MB)
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DS54:  Expense Patterns for Selected Services and Goods - Download All Files (11.7 MB)
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DS55:  Credit Liability--Credit Balances, Second Interview Only - Download All Files (9.5 MB)
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DS56:  Credit Liability--Credit Balances, Annual Supplement, Fifth Interview Only - Download All Files (8.9 MB)
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DS57:  Credit Liability, Finance Charges, Annual Supplement, Fifth Interview Only - Download All Files (9 MB)
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DS58:  Vehicle Make and Model Codes - Download All Files (8.7 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1993: INTERVIEW SURVEY, DETAILED EXPENDITURE FILES. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics [producer], 1995. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06543.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:  

  • 1993

Date of Collection:  

  • 1993

Universe:   Noninstitutional civilian population of the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet. (2) Part 59, Documentation File, contains a list of FMLY and MEMB variables by start position.

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 60 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 59 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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