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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1980-1981: Interview Survey

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Consumer Expenditure Survey Series
Publication Date
1985-12-20
Language
English
Free Keywords
automobile expenses; consumer behavior; consumer expenditures; consumption; debt; demographic characteristics; durable goods; employment; energy consumption; families; fixed income; food costs; household budgets; household expenditures; household income; housing costs; insurance; purchasing; taxes; unemployment benefits; wages and salaries
Description
  • Abstract

    The ongoing Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) provides detailed information on income and expenditures and also furnishes the Bureau of Labor Statistics with data needed to maintain and review the Consumer Price Index. The quarterly Interview Survey component of the CES was designed to gather data on major items of expense, household characteristics, and income. Expenditures examined in this survey are those which respondents could be expected to recall fairly accurately for three months or longer. Consumer units, which are roughly equivalent to households, are interviewed once per quarter for five consectutive quarters. The initial interview collects demographic and family characteristics data and an inventory of major durable goods for each consumer unit. Expenditures are collected in this interview using a one-month recall. They are used along with the inventory information to bound the expenditure responsed for subsequent interviews and to classify the unit for analysis. The bounding of expenditure responses prevents duplicate reporting in subsequent interviews. Because the collected expenditure estimates in this initial interview are used for bounding purposes and not for expenditure estimates, these data are not placed on the files. The second through fifth interviews use uniform questionnaires to collect expenditure information in each quarter. Income information, such as wage, salary, unemployment compensation, child support, alimony, as well as information on the employment of each household member, are collected in the second and fifth interviews only. For new consumer unit members and members who started work since the previous interview, wage, salary, and other information on employment are collected in the third and fourth interviews. If there is no new employment information, it is carried over from the second interview to the third and fourth interviews. In the fifth interview, a supplement is used to collect information on stock values and changes in balances of assets and liabilities. There are four files of data in this collection. The Family Characteristis and Income (FMLY) files (Parts 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 29, and 33) contain consumer unit characteristics, consumer unit income, characteristics and earnings of the reference person, and characteristics and earnings of the spouse. The Member Characteristics and Income (MEMB) files (Parts 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, and 34) supply selected characteristics for each consumer unit member, including reference person and spouse. The Detailed Expenditure (MTAB) files (Parts 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31, and 35) furnish monthly data at the Universal Classification Code (UCC) level. In these files expenditures for each consumer unit are classified according to UCC categories and are specified as gifts or non-gifts. The income (ITAB) files (Parts 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, and 36) contain monthly data for consumer unit characteristics and income at the UCC level. There are in addition nine detailed expenditure files (Parts 37-45).
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Family Characteristics and Income File, First Quarter, 1980
    • DS2: Member Characteristics and Income File, First Quarter, 1980
    • DS3: Detailed Expenditure File, First Quarter, 1980
    • DS4: Income File, First Quarter, 1980
    • DS5: Family Characteristics and Income File, Second Quarter, 1908
    • DS6: Member Characteristics and Income File, Second Quarter, 1980
    • DS7: Detailed Expenditure File, Second Quarter, 1980
    • DS8: Income File, Second Quarter, 1980
    • DS9: Family Characteristics and Income File, Third Quarter, 1980
    • DS10: Member Characteristics and Income File, Third Quarter, 1980
    • DS11: Detailed Expenditure File, Third Quarter, 1980
    • DS12: Income File, Third Quarter, 1980
    • DS13: Family Characteristics and Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1980
    • DS14: Member Characteristics and Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1980
    • DS15: Detailed Expenditure File, Fourth Quarter, 1980
    • DS16: Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1980
    • DS17: Family Characteristics and Income File, First Quarter, 1981
    • DS18: Member Characteristics and Income File, First Quarter, 1981
    • DS19: Detailed Expenditure File, First Quarter, 1981
    • DS20: Income File, First Quarter, 1981
    • DS21: Family Characteristics and Income File, Second Quarter, 1981
    • DS22: Member Characteristics and Income File, Second Quarter, 1981
    • DS23: Detailed Expenditure File, Second Quarter, 1981
    • DS24: Income File, Second Quarter, 1981
    • DS25: Family Characteristics and Income File, Third Quarter, 1981
    • DS26: Member Characteristics and Income File, Third Quarter, 1981
    • DS27: Detailed Expenditure File, Third Quarter, 1981
    • DS28: Income File, Third Quarter, 1981
    • DS29: Family Characteristics and Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1981
    • DS30: Member Characteristics and Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1981
    • DS31: Detailed Expenditure File, Fourth Quarter, 1981
    • DS32: Income File, Fourth Quarter, 1981
    • DS33: Family Characteristics and Income File, First Quarter, 1982
    • DS34: Member Characteristics and Income File, First Quarter, 1982
    • DS35: Detailed Expenditure File, First Quarter, 1982
    • DS36: Income File, First Quarter, 1982
    • DS37: Inventory and Purchase of Household Appliances
    • DS38: Inventory of Household Appliances
    • DS39: Hospitalization and Health Insurance, Detailed Questions
    • DS40: Hospitalization and Health Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid
    • DS41: Medical and Health Expenditures, Payments for Medical Expenses
    • DS42: Medical and Health Expenditures, Reimbursements for Expenses
    • DS43: Inventory and Purchases of Owned Vehicles
    • DS44: Disposal of Owned Vehicles
    • DS45: Trips and Vacations
    • DS46: Aggregration File
    • DS47: Label File
    • DS48: Universal Classification Code
    • DS49: Vehicle Make and Model
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980 / 1982
    Time period: 1980--1982
  • 1981 / 1982
    Collection date: 1981--1982
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All civilian noninstitutionalized persons in the United States.
Sampling
National probability sample of households designed to be representative of the population of interest.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided by the principal investigator as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 50 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 50 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2003-10-23 Revised data files were obtained from the principal investigator, and detailed expenditure files for certain types of purchases (Parts 37-45, Part 49) were added. The ASCII codebook was converted to PDF.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8423 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08423.v1
Publications
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    • ID: 10.1016/j.red.2009.10.010 (DOI)
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  • Blundell, Richard, Pistaferri, Luigi, Preston, Ian. Consumption inequality and partial insurance. American Economic Review.98, (5), 1887-1921.2008.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.98.5.1887 (DOI)
  • Stephens, Melvin, Jr.. The consumption response to predictable changes in discretionary income: Evidence from the repayment of vehicle loans. Review of Economics and Statistics.90, (2), 241-252.2008.
    • ID: 10.1162/rest.90.2.241 (DOI)
  • Krueger, Dirk, Perri, Fabrizio. Does income inequality lead to consumption inequality? Evidence and theory. Review of Economic Studies.73, (254), 163-193.2006.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1467-937X.2006.00373.x (DOI)
  • Fan, Jessie X., Zick, Cathleen D.. The economic burden of health care, funeral, and burial expenditures at the end of life. Journal of Consumer Affairs.38, (1), 35-55.2004.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-6606.2004.tb00464.x (DOI)
  • Fan, Jessie X., Sharpe, Deanna L., Hong, Gong-Soog. Health care and prescription drug spending by seniors. Monthly Labor Review.126, (3), 16-26.2003.
  • Nicol, C.J.. Elasticities of demand for gasoline in Canada and the United States. Energy Economics.25, (2), 201-214.2003.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0140-9883(03)00002-1 (DOI)
  • Vissing-Jørgensen, Annette. Limited asset market participation and the elasticity of intertemporal substitution. Journal of Political Economy.110, (4), 825-853.2002.
    • ID: 10.1086/340782 (DOI)
  • Bils, Mark, Klenow, Peter J.. Quantifying quality growth. American Economic Review.91, (4), 1006-1030.2001.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.91.4.1006 (DOI)
  • Nicol, Christopher J.. The rank and model specification of demand systems: An empirical analysis using United States microdata. Canadian Journal of Economics.34, (1), 259-289.2001.
    • ID: 10.1111/0008-4085.00074 (DOI)
  • Souleles, Nicholas S.. College tuition and household savings and consumption. Journal of Public Economics.77, (2), 185-207.2000.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0047-2727(99)00068-7 (DOI)
  • Parker, Jonathan A.. The reaction of household consumption to predictable changes in social security taxes. American Economic Review.89, (4), 959-973.1999.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.89.4.959 (DOI)
  • Souleles, Nicholas S.. The response of household consumption to income tax refunds. American Economic Review.89, (4), 947-958.1999.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.89.4.947 (DOI)
  • Wyly, Elvin K.. Continuity and change in the restless urban landscape. Economic Geography.75, (4), 309-338.1999.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/144475 (URL)
  • Fan, Jessie X.. Ethnic differences in household expenditure patterns. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal.26, (4), 371-400.1998.
    • ID: 10.1177/1077727X980264001 (DOI)
  • Fan, Jessie X., Zuiker, Virginia Solis. A comparison of household budget allocation patterns between Hispanic Americans and non-Hispanic White Americans. Journal of Family and Economic Issues.19, (2), 151-174.1998.
    • ID: 10.1023/A:1022900707619 (DOI)
  • Anonymous. Share of income spent on food. Family Economics and Nutrition Review.10, (1), 49-50.1997.
  • Crispell, Diane. What if ... women didn't work?. American Demographics.19, (12), 39-40.1997.
  • Anonymous. Trends in out-of-pocket spending on health care, 1980-92. Family Economics and Nutrition Review.9, (4), 46-48.1996.
  • Fan, Jessie X.. An approach to adding price information to the Consumer Expenditure Survey. Consumer Interests Annual.42, 197-202.1996.
  • Rubin, Rose M., Koelin, Kenneth. Elderly and nonelderly expenditures on necessities in the 1980s. Monthly Labor Review.119, (9), 24-31.1996.
    • ID: http://stats.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1996/09/art4full.pdf (URL)
  • Titus, Philip A., Bradford, Jeffrey L.. Reflections on consumer sophistication and its impact on ethical business practice. Journal of Consumer Affairs.30, (1), 170 -1996.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-6606.1996.tb00730.x (DOI)
  • Acs, Gregory, Sabelhaus, John. Trends in out-of-pocket spending on health care, 1980-92. Monthly Labor Review.118, (12), 35-45.1995.
    • ID: http://stats.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1995/12/art4full.pdf (URL)
  • Attanasio, Orazio P., Weber, Guglielmo. Is Consumption Growth Consistent with Intertemporal Optimization. Journal of Political Economy.103, (6), 1121-1157.1995.
    • ID: 10.1086/601443 (DOI)
  • Oh, Dong-Hoon. Housing Budget Share, Housing Expenditure, and Housing Affordability of U.S. Urban Households by Housing Tenure. Dissertation, Ohio State University. 1995.
  • Rubin, Rose M., Koelln, Kenneth, Speas, Roger K., Jr.. Out-of-pocket health expenditures by elderly households: Change over the 1980s. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.50, (Bn5), S291 -1995.
  • Attanasio, Orazio P.. Personal Saving in the United States. International Comparisons of Household Saving.Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1994.
  • Attanasio, Orazio P., Weber, Guglielmo. Is Consumption Growth Consistent with Intertemporal Optimization? Evidence from the Consumer Expenditure Survey. NBER Working Paper Series.4795, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 1994.
    • ID: http://papers.nber.org/papers/w4795.pdf (URL)
  • Caspersen, Erik, Metcalf, Gilbert. Is a Value Added Tax Regressive? Annual Versus Lifetime Incidence Measures. National Tax Journal.47, (4), 731-746.1994.
  • Haller, H. Brandon, Norpoth, Helmut. Let the good times roll: The economic expectations of U.S. voters. American Journal of Political Science.38, (3), 625-650.1994.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2111600 (URL)
  • Nelson, Julie A.. Comment-On Testing for Full Insurance Using Consumer Expenditure Survey Data. Journal of Political Economy.102, (2), 384-394.1994.
    • ID: 10.1086/261937 (DOI)
  • Rubin, Rose M., Riney, Bobye J.. Workig Wives and Dual-Earner Families. Westport: Praeger. 1994.
  • Slesnick, Daniel T.. Gaining Ground: Poverty in the Postwar United States. Journal of Political Economy.101, (1), 1-38.1993.
    • ID: 10.1086/261864 (DOI)
  • Cutler, David M., Katz, Lawrence F.. Rising Inequality? Changes in the Distribution of Income and Consumption in the 1980s. American Economic Review.82, (2), 546-551.1992.
  • Cutler, David M., Katz, Lawrence F.. Rising Inequality? Changes in the Distribution of Income and Consumption in the 1980s. NBER Working Paper Series.3964, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 1992.
    • ID: http://papers.nber.org/papers/w3964.pdf (URL)
  • Gray, Maureen Boyle. Consumer Spending on Durables and Services in the 1980's. Monthly Labor Review.115, (5), 18-26.1992.
    • ID: http://stats.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1992/05/art3full.pdf (URL)
  • Cutler, David M., Katz, Lawrence F.. Macroeconomic performance and the disadvantaged. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.1991, (2), 1-61.1991.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2534589 (URL)
  • DeWeese, Gail, Norton, Marjorie J.T.. Impact of married women's employment on individual household member expenditures for clothing. Journal of Consumer Affairs.25, (2), 235-257.1991.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-6606.1991.tb00004.x (DOI)
  • Han, Hae Won. The Effect of Social Status on the Demand for Apparel. Dissertation, University of Maryland-College Park. 1991.
  • Hanson, Sandra L., Ooms, Theodora. The Economic Costs and Rewards of Two-Earner, Two-Parent Families. Journal of Marriage and Family.53, (3), 622-634.1991.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352738 (URL)
  • Lino, Mark. Changes in income and expenditures for families with children in the 1980s. Family Economic Well-being in the Next Century: Challenges, Changes, Continuity.St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota. 1991.
  • Mace, Barbara J.. Full Insurance in the Presence of Aggregate Uncertainty. Journal of Political Economy.99, (5), 928-956.1991.
    • ID: 10.1086/261784 (DOI)
  • Venti, Steven F., Wise, David A.. Have IRAs Increased U.S. Saving? Evidence from Consumer Expenditure Surveys. Quarterly Journal of Economics.105, (3), 661-698.1990.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2937894 (URL)
  • Wagner, Janet, Soberon-Ferrer, Horacio. The effect of ethnicity on selected household expenditures. Social Science Journal.27, (2), 181-198.1990.
    • ID: 10.1016/0362-3319(90)90035-I (DOI)
  • Crown, William H.. State Economic Implications of Elderly Interstate Migration. Gerontologist.28, (4), 533-539.1988.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/28.4.533 (DOI)
  • Bell, William G., Serow, William J., Shelley, William J.. Measuring the Economic Impact of a State's Tax Structure on an Elderly Population. Gerontologist.27, (6), 804-808.1987.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/27.6.804 (DOI)
  • Gieseman, Raymond. The Consumer Expenditure Survey: Quality control by comparative analysis. Monthly Labor Review.110, (3), 8-14.1987.
  • Kokoski, Mary F.. Consumer Price Indexes by Demographic Group. Working Paper.167, Bureau of Labor Statistics. 1987.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics (1985): Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1980-1981: Interview Survey. Archival Version. Consumer Expenditure Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08423