Food Spending in American Households, 1980-88Entry ID: USDA0315
Abstract: The "Food Spending in American Households, 1980-88" dataset
contains information on trends in household food expenditures
for major food groups by selected demographics for the years
1980-88. Information is also presented on food price trends and
percent of households purchasing selected food items in a week.
Detailed tabulations are presented for 133 food categories by 10
household socioeconomic ... characteristics for calendar years 1987
and 1988. Several measures of food item expenditures and prices
are presented for the years 1980-88. The data are from the
1980-88 Continuing Consumer Expenditure Dairy Surveys prepared
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.
Collection Organization: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S.
Department of Labor.
Collection Methodology: 1980-88 Continuing Consumer Expenditure
Collection Frequency: Collected annually, published biannually.
Update Characteristics: N/A
The data reside in 36 LOTUS 1-2-3 (.WK1) spreadsheet files.
Data Center: USDA Economic Research Service
Dissemination Media: Diskette, Internet gopher, Internet home
File Format: ASCII, Lotus/dBase
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Start Date: 1980-01-01Stop Date: 1988-12-31
Quality Provided as is.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: dsmallwd at econ.ag.gov
USDA Economic Research Service Food and Consumer Economics Division (FCED) 1301 New York Avenue, NW, Room 1124A
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20005-4788
Smallwood, David, Blisard, Noel, and Blaylock, James R. 1994.
Food Spending in American Households, 1980-92 (Statistical
Bulletin No. 888). Washington, DC : Commodity Economics
Division, ERS, USDA.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-11-22