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Asking Consumption Questions in General Purpose Surveys

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  • Martin Browning

    (Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

  • Thomas F. Crossley

    (McMaster University)

  • Gugliemo Weber

    (Padua University)

Abstract

In many research areas it is desirable to have information on household total expenditure (‘consumption’). We draw evidence from several sources on the usefulness of recall consumption questions. We conclude that valid information can be collected by adding specific recall questions to general purpose surveys, and provide recommendations on how to do so.

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Paper provided by University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics. Centre for Applied Microeconometrics in its series CAM Working Papers with number 2002-05.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2002
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Handle: RePEc:kud:kuieca:2002_05

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