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Abstract

Susan L. King, Boriana Chopova, Jennifer Edgar, Jeffrey M. Gonzalez, Dave E. McGrath and Lucilla Tan "Assessing Nonresponse Bias in the Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey"

The Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey (CE) is a nationwide survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to estimate the expenditures made by American households. The response rate for the survey has varied between 74.5 and 78.6 percent over the past six years. In 2006, the O