Estimating household consumption expenditures in the United States using the Interview and Diary portions of the 1980, 1990, and 1997 Consumer Expenditure Surveys
AbstractThis paper summarizes household-expenditure patterns in the United States based on the 1980, 1990, and 1997 Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CEX). The CEX data used in the analysis have been organized to make them as comparable as possible to data extracted from corresponding expenditure surveys in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The paper first discusses the structure and some of the relevant limitations of the CEX survey; next provides a description of the procedures used to make the data compatible with other national expenditure surveys; and, finally, reviews some of the expenditure patterns in the resulting data. The paper is part of a broader international project ("Demand Patterns and Employment Growth" or DEMPATEM), which seeks to analyse the impact of international differences in the consumption of services on national employment outcomes.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by AIAS, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies in its series DEMPATEM Working Papers with number wp1.
Date of creation: Jan 2004
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- NEP-ALL-2004-07-26 (All new papers)
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