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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1992: Interview Survey, Detailed Expenditure Files (ICPSR 6440) 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 that comprise this data collection were created from all the major expenditure sections of the Interview Survey questionnaires. These files contain more detailed expenditure records than those found in the Interview Survey data tapes. In addition, the Detailed Expenditure Files include family characteristics (FMLY) files and income and member characteristics (MEMB) files identical to those found in the Interview Survey.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  1992 First Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (21,917 KB)
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DS2:  1992 First Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (13,922 KB)
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DS3:  1992 Second Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (21,915 KB)
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DS4:  1992 Second Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (13,910 KB)
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DS5:  1992 Third Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (21,933 KB)
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DS6:  1992 Third Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (13,952 KB)
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DS7:  1992 Fourth Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (22,063 KB)
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DS8:  1992 Fourth Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (13,961 KB)
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DS9:  1993 First Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (22,135 KB)
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DS10:  1993 First Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income - Download All Files (13,995 KB)
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DS11:  1992-1993: Major Household Appliances - Download All Files (15,702 KB)
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DS12:  1992-1993: Rental Living Quarters - Download All Files (11,231 KB)
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DS13:  1992-1993: Owned Living Quarters (Detailed Property Description) - Download All Files (12,131 KB)
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DS14:  1992-1993: Owned Living Quarters (Disposed-Of Property) - Download All Files (10,320 KB)
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DS15:  1992-1993: Owned Living Quarters (Mortgage Payments) - Download All Files (12,411 KB)
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DS16:  1992-1993: Owned Living Quarters (Lump Sum Home Equity Loans) - Download All Files (10,519 KB)
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DS17:  1992-1993: Owned Living Quarters (Line of Credit Home Equity Loans) - Download All Files (10,382 KB)
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DS18:  1992-1993: Owned Living Quarters (Ownership Costs) - Download All Files (17,015 KB)
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DS19:  1992-1993: Utilities and Fuels (Telephone Expenses) - Download All Files (13,848 KB)
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DS20:  1992-1993: Utilities and Fuels (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (10,316 KB)
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DS21:  1992-1993: Utilities and Fuels (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (25,430 KB)
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DS22:  1992-1993: Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (10,345 KB)
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DS23:  1992-1993: Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Job Description) - Download All Files (12,495 KB)
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DS24:  1992-1993: Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Purchase of Appliances) - Download All Files (10,419 KB)
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DS25:  1992-1993: Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Other Household Equipment) - Download All Files (11,487 KB)
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DS26:  1992-1993: Household Equipment Repairs and Service Contracts - Download All Files (10,469 KB)
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DS27:  1992-1993: Furniture Repair and Reupholstering - Download All Files (10,326 KB)
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DS28:  1992-1993: Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Purchases) - Download All Files (11,440 KB)
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DS29:  1992-1993: Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Rental or Leasing of Furniture) - Download All Files (10,316 KB)
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DS30:  1992-1993: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing) - Download All Files (18,052 KB)
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DS31:  1992-1993: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Infants' Clothing, Watches, Jewelry, and Hairpieces) - Download All Files (11,498 KB)
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DS32:  1992-1993: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Sewing Materials) - Download All Files (10,539 KB)
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DS33:  1992-1993: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing Services) - Download All Files (10,499 KB)
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DS34:  1992-1993: Rented and Leased Vehicles (Screening Questions) - Download All Files (10,367 KB)
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DS35:  1992-1993: Rented and Leased Vehicles (Detailed Questions for Leased Vehicles) - Download All Files (10,439 KB)
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DS36:  1992-1993: Owned Vehicles (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (24,678 KB)
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DS37:  1992-1993: Owned Vehicles (Disposed-Of Vehicles) - Download All Files (10,434 KB)
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DS38:  1992-1993: Vehicle Operating Expenses (Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) - Download All Files (12,512 KB)
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DS39:  1992-1993: Vehicle Operating Expenses (Licensing, Registration, and Inspection of Vehicles) - Download All Files (10,710 KB)
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DS40:  1992-1993: Vehicle Operating Expenses (Other Vehicle Operating Expenses) - Download All Files (12,544 KB)
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DS41:  1992-1993: Insurance Other Than Health - Download All Files (23,580 KB)
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DS42:  1992-1993: Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Detailed Questions) - Download All Files (11,724 KB)
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DS43:  1992-1993: Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Plans Not Paid by the CU) - Download All Files (14,298 KB)
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DS44:  1992-1993: Medical and Health Expenditures (Expenses) - Download All Files (13,023 KB)
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DS45:  1992-1993: Medical and Health Expenditures (Reimbursements) - Download All Files (10,465 KB)
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DS46:  1992-1993: Educational Expenses (Expenses Paid by the CU) - Download All Files (11,379 KB)
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DS47:  1992-1993: Educational Expenses (Expenses Paid Directly by Others Outside the CU) - Download All Files (10,359 KB)
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DS48:  1992-1993: Subscriptions and Memberships - Download All Files (11,447 KB)
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DS49:  1992-1993: Books and Entertainment - Download All Files (12,619 KB)
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DS50:  1992-1993: Trips and Vacations (Not Fully Reimbursed) - Download All Files (15,437 KB)
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DS51:  1992-1993: Trips and Vacations (Fully Reimbursed) - Download All Files (10,770 KB)
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DS52:  1992-1993: Trips and Vacations (Trip Expenses for Non-CU Members) - Download All Files (10,424 KB)
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DS53:  1992-1993: Trips and Vacations (Local Overnight Stays) - Download All Files (10,343 KB)
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DS54:  1992-1993: Miscellaneous Expenses - Download All Files (12,922 KB)
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DS55:  1992-1993: Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Food and Beverages) - Download All Files (13,532 KB)
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DS56:  1992-1993: Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Selected Services and Goods) - Download All Files (14,090 KB)
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DS57:  Credit Liability (Second Quarter Only) - Download All Files (11,364 KB)
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DS58:  Credit Liability (Credit Balances) - Download All Files (10,695 KB)
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DS59:  Credit Liability (Finance Charges) - Download All Files (10,786 KB)
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DS60:  Vehicle Make/Model Codes and Titles - Download All Files (10,372 KB)
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DS61:  Data Dictionary for Parts 1-10 (Appendix 2)
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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1992: INTERVIEW SURVEY, DETAILED EXPENDITURE FILES. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06440.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

Universe:   Total civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) A new Interview Survey questionnaire was introduced beginning in April 1991, resulting in significant changes to the 1991 Interview Survey data files. Several files, including Purchases of Household Appliances, Inventory of Household Appliances, Inventory and Purchases of Owned Vehicles, Disposal of Owned Vehicles, Trips and Vacations, and Vehicle Make/Model Codes and Titles, have been moved to the Detailed Expenditure Files for 1991 and subsequent years. The documentation has been completely restructured beginning in 1991 to reflect these changes. (2) The record length for Part 35 is 200 (the technical documentation incorrectly lists the record length as 196).

Methodology

Sample:   The Consumer Expenditure Survey is based on a national probability sample of households. Households are selected from primary sampling units (PSUs), which consist of counties (or parts thereof), groups of counties, or independent cities. The set of sample PSUs used for the survey is composed of 101 areas, of which 85 urban areas have also been selected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the Consumer Price Index program. The sampling frame from which housing units were selected was generated from the 1980 Census 100-percent detail file, augmented by new construction permits and coverage improvement techniques used to eliminate recognized deficiencies in that census. The sample design is a rotating panel survey in which one-fifth of the sample is dropped and a new group added each quarter. Each panel is interviewed for five consecutive quarters and then dropped from the survey.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 62 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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