Consumer Expenditure Survey

Coverage Section

The Consumer Expenditure Survey Coverage Section collects information about the actual participation in the survey, such as whether there are recorded expenditures in each weekly diary.

Choose one of the following:

  1. Enter 1 if picking up week 1 diary
  2. Enter 2 if week 1 diary was a noninterview at pickup
  3. Enter 3 if picking up week 2 diary

*Were there any expenditures in the Week 1 Diary at pick up?

  1. Yes
  2. No

*Were any expenditures added to the Week 1 Diary at pick up through recall?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Did you or any member of your CU have any expenses or purchases last week?

*Do not include any expenses while away overnight?

  1. Yes
  2. No

*Were receipts used for the majority of these recalled items?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Choose one of the following:

  1. Expenditures were recorded AND/OR added to week 1 diary
  2. Expenditures were NOT recorded OR added to week 1 diary BUT CU or CU member did state they had expenses or purchases last week
  3. OTHER - noninterview

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***This is an Interview:

  1. Proceed to Section 1 - Household Characteristics - Week 1 Pickup

***Week 1 diary is a Type A Refusal:

  1. Proceed to Non-Interview - Type A Refusal

* What type of non-interview do you have?

Type A = No one home, refusal

Type B = Temporarily absent, Vacant, under construction, occupied by persons with URE

Type C = Demolished, house moved, merged, condemned, located on base, CU moved

  1. TYPE A
  2. TYPE B
  3. TYPE C

* Enter TYPE A noninterview

  1. No one home (NOH)
  2. Refused (REF)
  3. Other Type A - specify

* Specify other TYPE A [enter text] _____________

* Enter type of refusal

  1. Hostile Respondent
  2. Time Related Excuses
  3. Language Problems
  4. Other Refusal - specify

* Specify type of refusal [enter text] _____________

* Enter TYPE B noninterview

  1. Vacant (for rent)
  2. Vacant (for sale)
  3. Vacant (other)
  4. Occupied by persons with URE
  5. Under construction, not ready
  6. All persons under 16
  7. Unfit or to be demolished
  8. Unoccupied tent site or trailer site
  9. Permit granted, construction not started
  10. Temporarily Absent (TA)
  11. Other Type B- specify

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* Specify other TYPE B [enter text] _____________

* Enter TYPE C noninterview

  1. Spawned in error
  2. Demolished
  3. House or Mobile Home moved
  4. Converted to permanent nonresidential use
  5. Merged with units in the same structure
  6. Condemned
  7. Located on military base (post)
  8. Unused serial # on listing sheet
  9. CU moved
  10. CU merged with another CE CU within same address
  11. Other type C- specify

* Specify other TYPE C [enter text] _____________

* Did you classify this unit by observation only?

  1. Yes
  2. No

* Enter contact person's information [enter text] _____________

* The Week 1 Diary was a noninterview at pickup.

* Did you attempt to place the Week 2 Diary?

  1. Yes - This will take you to Back Section
  2. No - This will take you to Back Section

*Were there any expenditures in the Week 2 Diary at pick up?

  1. Yes
  2. No

*Were any expenditures added to the Week 2 Diary at pick up through recall?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Did you or any member of your CU have any expenses or purchases last week?

*Do not include any expenses while away overnight?

  1. Yes
  2. No

*Were receipts used for the majority of these recalled items?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Choose one of the following:

  1. Expenditures were recorded AND/OR added to week 2 diary
  2. Expenditures were NOT recorded OR added to week 2 diary BUT CU or CU member did state they had expenses or purchases last week
  3. OTHER - noninterview

***This is an Interview:

  1. Proceed to Section 1 - Household Characteristics - Week 2 Pickup

***Week 2 diary is a Type A Refusal:

  1. Proceed to Non-Interview - Type A Refusal

* What type of non-interview do you have?

Type A = No one home, refusal

Type B = Temporarily absent, Vacant, under construction, occupied by persons with URE

Type C = Demolished, house moved, merged, condemned, located on base, CU moved

  1. TYPE A
  2. TYPE B
  3. TYPE C

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* Enter TYPE A noninterview

  1. No one home (NOH)
  2. Refused (REF)
  3. Other Type A - specify

* Specify other TYPE A [enter text] _____________

* Enter type of refusal

  1. Hostile Respondent
  2. Time Related Excuses
  3. Language Problems
  4. Other Refusal - specify

* Specify type of refusal [enter text] _____________

* Enter TYPE B noninterview

  1. Vacant (for rent)
  2. Vacant (for sale)
  3. Vacant (other)
  4. Occupied by persons with URE
  5. Under construction, not ready
  6. All persons under 16
  7. Unfit or to be demolished
  8. Unoccupied tent site or trailer site
  9. Permit granted, construction not started
  10. Temporarily Absent (TA)
  11. Other Type B- specify

* Specify other TYPE B [enter text] _____________

* Enter TYPE C noninterview

  1. Spawned in error
  2. Demolished
  3. House or Mobile Home moved
  4. Converted to permanent nonresidential use
  5. Merged with units in the same structure
  6. Condemned
  7. Located on military base (post)
  8. Unused serial # on listing sheet
  9. CU moved
  10. CU merged with another CE CU within same address
  11. Other type C- specify

* Specify other TYPE C [enter text] _____________

* Did you classify this unit by observation only?

  1. Yes
  2. No

* Enter contact person's information [enter text] _____________

When was this structure originally built?

  1. Before 4-1-90
  2. After 4-1-90 (The case will be classified a Type C.)

Are there any occupied or vacant living quarters besides your own in this building?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Is there any other building on this property for people to live in - either occupied or vacant?

  1. Yes
  2. No

* Enter type of Housing Unit.

  1. 1. House, apartment, flat
  2. 2. HU in non-transient hotel, motel, etc.
  3. 3. HU permanent in transient hotel, motel, etc.
  4. 4. HU in rooming house
  5. 5. Mobile home or trailer with no permanent room added
  6. 6. Mobile home or trailer with one or more permanent rooms added

  7. 7. HU not specified above
  8. 8. Quarters not HU in rooming or boarding house
  9. 9. Students quarters in college dormitory
  10. 10. Group Quarters unit not specified above

* Enter other type of housing unit [enter text] _____________

* Ask if not apparent

How many housing units, both occupied and vacant, are there in this structure?
  1. Only Group Quarters units
  2. Mobile home or trailer
  3. One, detached
  4. One, attached
  5. 2
  6. 3 - 4
  7. 5 - 9
  8. 10 - 19
  9. 20 - 49
  10. 50 or more

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Last Modified Date: January 15, 2009

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