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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1984: Diary 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
1987-02-26
Language
English
Free Keywords
automobile expenses; consumer behavior; consumer expenditures; consumption; debt; demographic characteristics; energy consumption; food costs; household budgets; household expenditures; household income; purchasing; recreation expenses
Description
  • Abstract

    The ongoing Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) provides a continuous, comprehensive flow of data on the buying habits of American consumers. In addition, these data are employed to maintain and to review the Consumer Price Index. The Diary, or recordkeeping, component of the CES contains expenditure data for items purchased on a daily or weekly basis. Participants from consumer units, which are roughly equivalent to households, are asked to maintain expense records, or diaries, of all purchases made each day for two consecutive one-week periods. Diaries are designed to record information on small, frequently purchased items such as food, beverages, food consumed away from home, gasoline, housekeeping supplies, nonprescription drugs and medical supplies, and personal care products and services. Information is also elicited at the end of the two-week period on work experience, occupation, industry, retirement status, member earnings from wages and salaries, net income from business or profession, net income from one's own farm, and income from other sources. The Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income (FMLY) files supply information on consumer unit characteristics, consumer unit income, characteristics and earnings of the reference person and his or her spouse. Member Characteristics (MEMB) files contain selected characteristics for each consumer unit member, including reference person and spouse, and the Detailed Expenditures (EXPN) files present weekly data at the universal code (UCC) level.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1984 First Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income
    • DS2: 1984 First Quarter: Member Characteristics
    • DS3: 1984 First Quarter: Detailed Expenditures
    • DS4: 1984 Second Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income
    • DS5: 1984 Second Quarter: Member Characteristics
    • DS6: 1984 Second Quarter: Detailed Expenditures
    • DS7: 1984 Third Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income
    • DS8: 1984 Third Quarter: Member Characteristics
    • DS9: 1984 Third Quarter: Detailed Expenditures
    • DS10: 1984 Fourth Quarter: Consumer Unit Characteristics and Income
    • DS11: 1984 Fourth Quarter: Member Characteristics
    • DS12: 1984 Fourth Quarter: Detailed Expenditures
    • DS13: 1984 Universal Classification Codes and Their Titles
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1984
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Total United States urban and rural civilian population.
Sampling
This survey is based on a national probability sample of households. The sampling frame (i.e., the list from which housing units were chosen) for this survey was generated from the 1970 Census 100 percent detail file. Each selected sample unit is requested to keep two one-week diaries of expenditures over consecutive weeks. The earliest possible day for placing a diary with a household is predesignated so that each day of the week has an equal chance to start the reference week and the diaries are evenly spaced throughout the year. During the last six weeks of the year, the diary sample is supplemented to twice its normal size to increase the reportings of types of expenditures unique to the holiday season.
Collection Mode
  • Codebooks for this data collection are machine-readable only.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 15 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 14 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 15 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 14 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
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
  • 8628 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08628.v1
Publications
  • Zan, Hua, Fan, Jessie X.. Cohort effects of household expenditures on food away from home. Journal of Consumer Affairs.44, (1), 213-233.2010.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-6606.2010.01163.x (DOI)
  • Primiceri, Giorgio E., van Rens, Thijs. Heterogeneous life-cycle profiles, income risk and consumption inequality. Journal of Monetary Economics.56, (1), 20-39.2009.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jmoneco.2008.10.001 (DOI)
  • Barrow, Lisa, McGranahan, Leslie. The effects of the earned income credit on the seasonality of household expenditures. National Tax Journal.53, (4), 1211-1243.2000.
  • 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)
  • Cortez, Rafael, Senauer, Ben. Taste Changes in the Demand for Food by Demographic Groups in the United States: A Nonparametric Empirical Analysis. American Journal of Agricultural Economics.78, (2), 280-289.1996.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1243702 (URL)
  • Zuo, Jun. Health Information, Consumer Participation, and Market Demand: The Case of Fresh Milk in the United States. Dissertation, Ohio State University. 1996.
  • Cortez, Rafael A.. Taste Changes in the Demand for Food by Demographic Groups in the United States: A Nonparametric Empirical Analysis. Dissertation, University of Minnesota. 1994.
  • Rubin, Rose M., Riney, Bobye J.. Workig Wives and Dual-Earner Families. Westport: Praeger. 1994.
  • Crown, William H., Capitman, John, Leutz, Walter N.. Economic Rationality, the Affordability of Private Long-Term Care Insurance, and the Role for Public Policy. Gerontologist.32, (4), 478-485.1992.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/32.4.478 (DOI)
  • Gieseman, Raymond. The Consumer Expenditure Survey: Quality control by comparative analysis. Monthly Labor Review.110, (3), 8-14.1987.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics (1987): Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1984: Diary Survey. Archival Version. Consumer Expenditure Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08628