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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1990: Interview Survey, Detailed Expenditure Files

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Consumer Expenditure Survey Series
Publication Date
1992-10-31
Language
English
Free Keywords
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
Description
  • Abstract

    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 (CU) in the sample is interviewed every three months over a 15-month period, and (2) a Diary Survey completed by the sample CUs 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, automobiles, and major appliances, or expenditures that occur on a fairly regular basis, such as rent, utilities, or insurance premiums. Expenditures incurred while on trips are also covered by the survey. 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.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1990 First Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income
    • DS2: 1990 First Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income
    • DS3: 1990 Second Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income
    • DS4: 1990 Second Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income
    • DS5: 1990 Third Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income
    • DS6: 1990 Third Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income
    • DS7: 1990 Fourth Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income
    • DS8: 1990 Fourth Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income
    • DS9: 1991 First Quarter: Family Characteristics and Income
    • DS10: 1991 First Quarter: Member Characteristics and Income
    • DS11: 1990-1991: Major Household Appliances
    • DS12: 1990-1991: Rental Living Quarters
    • DS13: 1990-1991: Owned Living Quarters (Detailed Property Description)
    • DS14: 1990-1991: Owned Living Quarters (Disposed-of Property)
    • DS15: 1990-1991: Owned Living Quarters (Mortgage Payments)
    • DS16: 1990-1991: Owned Living Quarters (Ownership Costs)
    • DS17: 1990-1991: Utilities and Fuels (Telephone Expenses)
    • DS18: 1990-1991: Utilities and Fuels (Screening Questions)
    • DS19: 1990-1991: Utilities and Fuels (Detailed Questions)
    • DS20: 1990-1991: Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Screening Questions)
    • DS21: 1990-1991: Construction, Repairs, Alterations, and Maintenance of Property (Job Description)
    • DS22: 1990-1991: Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Purchase of Appliances)
    • DS23: 1990-1991: Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items (Other Household Equipment)
    • DS24: 1990-1991: Household Equipment Repairs and Service Contracts
    • DS25: 1990-1991: Furniture Repair and Reupholstering
    • DS26: 1990-1991: Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Purchases)
    • DS27: 1990-1991: Home Furnishings and Related Household Items (Rental or Leasing of Furniture)
    • DS28: 1990-1991: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing)
    • DS29: 1990-1991: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Infants' Clothing, Watches, Jewelry, and Hairpieces)
    • DS30: 1990-1991: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Sewing Materials)
    • DS31: 1990-1991: Clothing and Sewing Materials (Clothing Services)
    • DS32: 1990-1991: Rented and Leased Vehicles (Detailed Questions)
    • DS33: 1990-1991: Owned Vehicles (Detailed Questions)
    • DS34: 1990-1991: Owned Vehicles (Disposed-of Vehicles)
    • DS35: 1990-1991: Vehicle Operating Expenses (Vehicle Maintenance and Repair)
    • DS36: 1990-1991: Vehicle Operating Expenses (Licensing, Registration, and Inspection of Vehicles)
    • DS37: 1990-1991: Vehicle Operating Expenses (Other Vehicle Operating Expenses)
    • DS38: 1990-1991: Insurance Other Than Health
    • DS39: 1990-1991: Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Detailed Questionnaire)
    • DS40: 1990-1991: Hospitalization and Health Insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Plans Not Paid by the CU)
    • DS41: 1990-1991: Medical and Health Expenditures (Expenses)
    • DS42: 1990-1991: Medical and Health Expenditures (Reimbursements)
    • DS43: 1990-1991: Educational Expenses (Expenses Paid by the CU)
    • DS44: 1990-1991: Educational Expenses (Expenses Paid Directly by Others Outside the CU)
    • DS45: 1990-1991: Subscriptions and Memberships
    • DS46: 1990-1991: Books and Entertainment
    • DS47: 1990-1991: Trips and Vacations (Screening Questions)
    • DS48: 1990-1991: Trips and Vacations (Detailed Questions)
    • DS49: 1990-1991: Miscellaneous Expenses
    • DS50: 1990-1991: Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Food and Beverages)
    • DS51: 1990-1991: Food, Beverages, and Other Selected Items (Selected Services and Goods)
    • DS52: Credit Liability (Second Quarter Only)
    • DS53: Credit Liability (Credit Balances)
    • DS54: Credit Liability (Finance Charges)
    • DS55: Vehicle Make/Model Codes and Titles
    • DS56: Codebook Text for All Parts
    • DS57: Errata (April 1994)
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1990
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Total civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States.
Sampling
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.
Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 57 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 56 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9817 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Hawkins, Richard R.. Price elasticities in consumer sales tax revenue. Public Finance Review.28, (2), 171-184.2000.
    • ID: 10.1177/109114210002800205 (DOI)
  • Engel, Cynthia. Health services industry: Still a job machine?. Monthly Labor Review.122, (3), 3-14.1999.
    • ID: http://stats.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1999/03/art1full.pdf (URL)
  • Lino, Mark. Expenditures on children by families, 1999. Family Economics and Nutrition Review.12, (3/4), 56-74.1999.
  • Binsburg, Paul B., Gabel, Jon R.. Tracking health care costs: What's new in 1998?. Health Affairs.17, (5), 141-146.1998.
    • ID: 10.1377/hlthaff.17.5.141 (DOI)
  • 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)
  • Russell, Cheryl. What spending spree?. American Demographics.19, (9), 14-18.1997.
  • Deaton, Angus, Paxson, Christina. Measuring poverty among the elderly. Inquiries in the Economics of Aging.Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1996.
  • Fan, Jessie X.. An approach to adding price information to the Consumer Expenditure Survey. Consumer Interests Annual.42, 197-202.1996.
  • Russell, Cheryl. The Official Guide to the American Marketplace, 2nd Edition. Ithaca: New Strategist Publications. 1995.
  • Rubin, Rose M., Riney, Bobye J.. Workig Wives and Dual-Earner Families. Westport: Praeger. 1994.

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

United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics (1992): Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1990: Interview Survey, Detailed Expenditure Files. Version 1. Consumer Expenditure Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09817.v1