NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Is the Consumer Expenditure Survey Representative by Income?

John Sabelhaus, David Johnson, Stephen Ash, David Swanson, Thesia Garner, John Greenlees, Steve Henderson

NBER Working Paper No. 19589
Issued in October 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

Views here do not represent those of the Federal Reserve Board, the U.S. Bureau of the Census, or the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The authors would like to thank C. Adam Bee for his assistance with CPS data. This paper was prepared for the December, 2011 CRIW/NBER Conference, Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for David Johnson -----

Research conducted while a Visiting Scholar at Russell Sage Foundation.

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