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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1960-1961 [United States]

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Access to Files:Data and Documentation
Title:Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1960-1961 [United States]
Study Number:73
Catalog Date:05/07/1998
Primary Investigator(s):United States Department of Labor (DOL)
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:This dataset is one in a long series of surveys which were begun in 1888 and continue to the present. It includes detailed information on the purchasing habits of Americans, with over 200 types of expenditures coded, and attempts to provide a complete picture of consumer expenditures in the United States. Interviews were conducted in 1960 and 1961 with 9,476 urban families, 2,285 rural non-farm families, and 1,967 rural farm families, for a total of 13,728 families interviewed. ICPSR obtained the 1960-1961 Consumer Expenditure Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in two files, one containing the urban families and a second file containing the rural families interviewed. The collection is available as a single file which contains 13,728 cases. The data records are each 1,748 characters in length and contain approximately 212 variables.
Universe:Total Non-institutionalized civilian population of the United States.

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