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Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1980-1981 [United States]: Diary Survey

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Access to Files:Data and Documentation
Title:Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1980-1981 [United States]: Diary Survey
Study Number:874
Catalog Date:11/12/1999
Primary Investigator(s):United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:This data collection contains selected expenditure and income data from the diary components of the 1980 and 1981 Consumer Expenditure Surveys. The principal objectives of the survey were to collect current consumer expenditure data to provide a continuous flow of data on the buying habits of American consumers for use in a wide variety of social and economic research and analysis, and to provide data for future revisions to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The 1980 diary survey data were derived from the reports of over 5,500 sample consumer units. Consumer units were asked to list all of their expenses during the period they were in the survey. The diary data were collected with a household characteristics questionnaire and a separate questionnaire to record daily expenses. The diary survey was intended to obtain reliable expenditure data on small, frequently-purchased items that are normally difficult to recall. These items include expenditures for food and beverages, gas and electricity, gasoline, housekeeping supplies, nonprescription drugs and medical supplies, and personal care products and services.
Universe:Households in the United States. In addition to the population residing in regular housing units, this includes boarding houses, housing facilities for students and workers, staff units in institutions such as prisons, hospitals and homes for the elderly, infirm, or needy, permanent-type living quarters in hotels and motels, and mobile home parks.

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