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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1998: Interview Survey and Detailed Expenditure Files (ICPSR 2971) 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 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 69-72 contain processing files used by the program in Part 73. Part 73, Documentation File, includes a sample program and lists of the data file variables by start position. Parts 74 and 75 are SAS programs that generate means, variances, standard errors, and coefficients of variation.

Series: Consumer Expenditure Survey Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (24,497 KB)
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DS2:  Member Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (9,119 KB)
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DS3:  Detailed Expenditures, First Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (23,820 KB)
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DS4:  Income File, First Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (15,516 KB)
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DS5:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (24,000 KB)
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DS6:  Member Characteristics and Income, Second Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (9,035 KB)
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DS7:  Detailed Expenditures, Second Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (22,220 KB)
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DS8:  Income File, Second Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (15,289 KB)
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DS9:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (24,203 KB)
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DS10:  Member Characteristics and Income, Third Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (9,042 KB)
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DS11:  Detailed Expenditures, Third Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (22,718 KB)
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DS12:  Income File, Third Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (15,327 KB)
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DS13:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (24,345 KB)
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DS14:  Member Characteristics and Income, Fourth Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (9,041 KB)
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DS15:  Detailed Expenditures, Fourth Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (22,772 KB)
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DS16:  Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1998 - Download All Files (15,299 KB)
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DS17:  Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (29,232 KB)
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DS18:  Member Characteristics and Income, First Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (9,969 KB)
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DS19:  Detailed Expenditures, First Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (28,129 KB)
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DS20:  Income File, First Quarter, 1999 - Download All Files (17,855 KB)
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DS21:  Major Household Appliances - Download All Files (12,303 KB)
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DS22:  Rented Living Quarters - Download All Files (6,487 KB)
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DS23:  Owned Living Quarters (Detailed Property Description) - Download All Files (7,669 KB)
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DS24:  Owned Living Quarters (Disposed-of Property) - Download All Files (5,529 KB)
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DS25:  Owned Living Quarters (Mortgage Payments) - Download All Files (7,966 KB)
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DS26:  Owned Living Quarters (Lump-Sum Home Equity Loans) - Download All Files (5,787 KB)
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DS27:  Owned Living Quarters (Line of Credit Home Equity Loans) - Download All Files (5,613 KB)
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DS28:  Owned Living Quarters (Ownership Costs) - Download All Files (13,639 KB)
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DS29:  Utilities and Fuels (Telephone Expenses) - Download All Files (10,140 KB)
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DS30:  Utilities and Fuels (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (5,537 KB)
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DS31:  Utilities and Fuels (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (23,163 KB)
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DS32:  Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (5,554 KB)
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DS33:  Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Job Description) - Download All Files (7,750 KB)
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DS34:  Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Purchase of Appliances) - Download All Files (5,649 KB)
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DS35:  Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Other Household Equipment) - Download All Files (6,858 KB)
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DS36:  Household Equipment Repairs and Service Contracts - Download All Files (5,672 KB)
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DS37:  Furniture Repair and Reupholstering - Download All Files (5,532 KB)
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DS38:  Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Purchases) - Download All Files (6,735 KB)
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DS39:  Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Rental or Leasing of Furniture) - Download All Files (5,525 KB)
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DS40:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing) - Download All Files (12,807 KB)
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DS41:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Infants' Clothing, Watches, Jewelry, and Hairpieces) - Download All Files (6,599 KB)
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DS42:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Sewing Materials) - Download All Files (5,670 KB)
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DS43:  Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing Services) - Download All Files (5,663 KB)
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DS44:  Rented and Leased Vehicles (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (5,560 KB)
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DS45:  Rented and Leased Vehicles (Detailed Questions for Leased Vehicles) - Download All Files (5,928 KB)
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DS46:  Owned Vehicles (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (21,654 KB)
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DS47:  Owned Vehicles (Disposed-of Vehicles) - Download All Files (5,656 KB)
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DS48:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) - Download All Files (8,004 KB)
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DS49:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Licensing, Registration, and Inspection of Vehicles) - Download All Files (5,913 KB)
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DS50:  Vehicle Operating Expenses (Other Vehicle Operating Expenses) - Download All Files (8,060 KB)
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DS51:  Insurance Other Than Health (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (15,866 KB)
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DS52:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (7,335 KB)
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DS53:  Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Plans Not Paid by CU) - Download All Files (6,968 KB)
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DS54:  Medical and Health Expenditures (Payments for Medical Expenses) - Download All Files (8,591 KB)
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DS55:  Medical and Health Expenditures (Reimbursements for Medical Expenses) - Download All Files (5,590 KB)
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DS56:  Educational Expenses (Expenses Paid Directly by the Consumer Unit) - Download All Files (6,799 KB)
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DS57:  Subscriptions, Memberships, Books, and Entertainment Expenses (Subscriptions and Memberships) - Download All Files (6,565 KB)
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DS58:  Subscriptions, Memberships, Books, and Entertainment Expenses (Books and Entertainment Expenses) - Download All Files (8,055 KB)
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DS59:  Trips and Vacations (Not Fully Reimbursed) - Download All Files (11,060 KB)
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DS60:  Trips and Vacations (Fully Reimbursed) - Download All Files (6,665 KB)
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DS61:  Trips and Vacations (Trip Expenses for Non-Consumer Unit Members) - Download All Files (5,631 KB)
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DS62:  Trips and Vacations (Local Overnight Stays) - Download All Files (5,544 KB)
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DS63:  Miscellaneous Expenses - Download All Files (8,536 KB)
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DS64:  Expense Patterns for Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Food and Beverages) - Download All Files (9,229 KB)
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DS65:  Expense Patterns for Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Selected Services and Goods) - Download All Files (9,799 KB)
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DS66:  Credit Liability (Credit Balances, Second Quarter Only) - Download All Files (6,534 KB)
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DS67:  Credit Liability (Credit Balances, Fifth Quarter Only) - Download All Files (5,886 KB)
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DS68:  Credit Liability (Finance Charges, Fifth Quarter Only) - Download All Files (6,071 KB)
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DS69:  Aggregation File - Download All Files (5,623 KB)
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DS70:  Label File - Download All Files (5,529 KB)
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DS71:  Universal Classification Codes - Download All Files (5,550 KB)
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DS72:  Vehicle Make and Model - Download All Files (5,556 KB)
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DS74:  SAS Variance Program for All Consumer Units - Download All Files (5,545 KB)
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DS75:  SAS Variance Program for Single Specified Expenditure Item - Download All Files (5,536 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1998: Interview Survey and Detailed Expenditure Files. ICPSR02971-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. doi:10.3886/ICPSR02971.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:  

  • 1998

Universe:   Noninstitutional civilian population of the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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.

This release includes files from the first quarter of 1999 in addition to the files containing data from interviews conducted during the four quarters of 1998.

The codebook is provided as an MSWord 8.0 file and as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file, and the data collection instrument is provided as a PDF file.

Methodology

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

Data Source:

personal interviews

Version(s)

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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.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 76 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 73 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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