Consumer Expenditure Survey
Family Structure Snapshot
The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) began in the late 19th century as a way to monitor the spending patterns of American consumers. From 1980 to present day, the CE has been administered as a continuous survey, in which a new sample of consumer units (CUs) is drawn every year and interviewed every three months over a twelve-month period. The Interview Survey component (the component from which this snapshot is comprised) is designed to capture larger or regularly occurring expenditures that can be easily remembered over a period of time. The study includes multiple measures of family structure including the marital status of respondents and the relationship of respondent to all members of their household.
National Center for Family & Marriage Research. Measures Snapshots: Name of Data Set.
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