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Asking Consumption Questions in General Purpose Surveys

Martin Browning, Thomas Crossley and Guglielmo Weber ()

Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers from McMaster 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.

Keywords: consumption; expenditures; surveys (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C81 D12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2002-06
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