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Survey of Consumer Finances, 1963 (ICPSR 7443)

Published: Feb 16, 1992 View help for published

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University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07443.v2

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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 spending unit (usually the husband, the main earner, or the owner of the home) was interviewed. The basic unit of reference in the study was the spending unit, but some family data are also available. The questions in the 1963 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 spending unit head's occupation, and the nature and amount of the spending unit'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 marriage, family, and family planning. Personal data include number of people in the spending unit, age, sex, and education of the head, and the race and sex of the respondent.

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program. Survey of Consumer Finances, 1963. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07443.v2

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Ford Foundation, National Science Foundation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

The sample was made up of a national cross-section of spending units.

The population of the United States.

personal interviews

survey data

1984-05-11

1992-02-16

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program. Survey of Consumer Finances, 1963. ICPSR07443-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07443.v2

1984-05-11 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.

Notes

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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