U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Consumer Expenditure Survey
Section 16 - Educational Expenses
Section 16 collects educational expenses, including recreational lesson fees, tuition, room and board,
purchases of school books and equipment, and other educational expenses. IMPORTANT: The Census Bureau does not release to the Bureau of Labor Statistics any confidential information such as names and
addresses. This information is only used during the course of the interview.
Now I am going to ask about education expenses. Please
include any direct payments made for any members of your
CU or for anyone outside your CU
Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU
paid for -
* Read each item on list
* Adult day care, baby sitting and in home day care are collected in Section 19A.
Have you or any members of your CU paid for any/other school related expenses?
* IF YES - Read each item on list
Did you pay for -
What was the expense for? [enter value] _____________
Who was it for (If CU member)? [enter text] _____________
* Enter name of non-CU member: [enter text] _____________
* Ask if not apparent.
What kind of school was it?
In what month was the payment made? [enter text] _____________
* Enter 13 for a continuous expense
How much was paid?
[enter value] _____________
* For continuous expenses, do not include expenses for the current month
* Enter 'C' for a combined expense
What was combined with the education expense from above?
* Enter all that apply
Has any of this amount been or will any of it be reimbursed
by an employer, agency, or other person?
How much was or will be reimbursed? [enter value] _____________
Did you make any other payments for the above education expenses?
End of Section 16
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Last Modified Date: November 29, 2005