The data set has been derived from the Quarterly Interview Survey of the Consumer Expenditure Survey (henceforward CES) undertaken by the U.S.

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The data set has been derived from the Quarterly Interview Survey of the Consumer Expenditure Survey (henceforward CES) undertaken by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. This nationally representative survey has a sample of about 5,000 households, each household being interviewed five times, the first time to gather basic data about the household, and the four other times at quarterly intervals to gather data on expenditures. The households in the present data set entered the quarterly survey at the beginning of 1995 and the data give the total expenditure by category over the 1995 calendar year. The variables are as follows: 


Household characteristics 

SIZE Number of persons in the household. 

SIZEAM Number of adult males (males older than 15) in the household. 

SIZEAF Number of adult females (females older than 15) in the household. 

SIZEJM Number of junior males (males aged 2 through 15) in the household. 

SIZEJF Number of junior females (females aged 2 through 15) in the household. 

SIZEIN Number of children aged less than 2 in the household. 

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