Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 19, Part A - Miscellaneous Expenses - Miscellaneous Expenses

Section 19, Part A covers miscellaneous expenses such as funeral expenses, legal and accounting fees, various household services, babysitting and adult care, toys and games, lotteries, and pet expenses.

Now I am going to ask about miscellaneous expenses which have not been collected anywhere else in this survey.

  1. Enter 1 to continue

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Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU had expenses for any of the following, either for you or any members of your CU or for someone outside your CU?

* Read each item on list.

  1. Purchase or upkeep of cemetery lots or vaults
  2. Funerals, burials, or cremation
  3. Catered affairs
  4. Fresh flowers or potted plants
  5. Professional photography
  6. Legal fees
  7. Accounting fees
  8. Occupational expenses, such as union dues or professional licenses
  9. Gardening or lawn care services
  10. Housekeeping services
  11. Home security system service fees
  12. Other home services or small repair jobs around the house, not previously reported
  13. Moving, storage, or freight express
  14. Babysitting or other child care in your OWN home
  15. Babysitting or other child care in someone ELSE'S home
  16. Care for invalids, convalescents, handicapped, or elderly persons in the home
  17. Adult day care centers
  18. TV computer games or computer game software
  19. Hand held computer games or computer board games
  20. Toys or games
  21. Hobbies
  22. Lotteries or games of chance
  23. Purchase of pets, pet supplies, or medicine for pets
  24. Pet services
  25. Veterinarian expenses for pets
  26. None/No more

What was the expense for? [enter text] _____________

In what month did you have this expense? [enter text] _____________

* Enter 13 for a continuous expense.

Was this expense for someone inside or outside your CU?

  1. For CU
  2. For someone outside your CU

What was the total amount of this expense? [enter value] _____________

* Do not include legal fees related to real estate closing costs reported in Section 3

* Enter 'C' for a combined reimbursement

  1. C
  2. Not combined expense

What other expense is the "above miscellaneous item" combined with? [enter text] _____________

* Enter all that apply

Did you have any other expenses for the "miscellaneous item"?

  1. 1. Yes
  2. 2. No

What was the expense for? [enter text] _____________

In what month did you have this expense? [enter text] _____________

* Enter 13 for a continuous expense.

Was this expense for someone inside or outside your CU?

  1. For CU
  2. For someone outside your CU

What was the total amount of this expense? [enter value] _____________

* Do not include legal fees related to real estate closing costs reported in Section 3

Did you have any other expenses for the "miscellaneous item"?

  1. Yes
  2. No

End of Section 19A

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Last Modified Date: October 12, 2005

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