Survey of Consumer Finances, 1964 (ICPSR 7444)
Principal Investigator(s): University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
This data collection is one in a series of financial surveys of consumers conducted annually since 1946. In a nationally representative sample, the head of each family unit was interviewed. The 1964 data are based on the family unit. The questions in the 1964 survey covered the respondent's attitudes toward national economic conditions and price activity, as well as the respondent's own financial situation. Other questions examined the family unit head's occupation, and the nature and amount of the family's income, debts, liquid assets, changes in liquid assets, savings, investment preferences, and actual and expected purchases of cars and other major durables. In addition, the survey explored in detail the subject of housing, e.g., previous and present home ownership, value of respondent's dwelling, and mortgage information. The survey also gathered detailed information on savings, assets, and stock ownership. Personal data include age and education of head, household composition, and occupation.
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University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program. Survey of Consumer Finances, 1964. ICPSR07444-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07444.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07444.v2
This study was funded by:
- Ford Foundation
- National Science Foundation
- Ford Motor Company
- General Motors Corporation
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: automobile ownership, business conditions, consumer attitudes, consumer behavior, consumer expectations, consumer expenditures, debt, disposable income, durable goods, economic conditions, families, financial assets, financial balances, home ownership, household budgets, household composition, household expenditures, household income, housing, income distribution, investments, mortgages, national economy, occupations, personal debt, personal finances, prices, savings
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: The population of the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: The sample was made up of a national cross-section of family units.
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Performed consistency checks.
- Standardized missing values.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-11
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