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The Resource Survey of Consumer Finances, 1948

Survey of Consumer Finances, 1948

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Survey of Consumer Finances, 1948
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Survey of Consumer Finances, 1948
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This data collection is one in a series of financial surveys of consumers conducted annually since 1946. In a nationally representative sample, the head of each spending unit (usually the husband, the main earner, or the owner of the home) was interviewed. The basic unit of reference in the study was the spending unit, but some family data are also available. The questions in the 1948 survey covered the respondent's attitudes toward national economic conditions and price activity, as well as the respondent's own financial situation. Other questions examined the spending unit head's occupation, and the nature and amount of the spending unit's income, debts, liquid assets, changes in liquid assets, savings, and actual and expected purchases of cars and other major durables. In addition, questions were asked about housing and home ownership. The subject of emphasis in this survey was the respondent's means of saving, with questions on investment preference, amount of present holdings in postal savings, credit unions, and savings accounts, whether respondent had a regular plan for savings, and attitudes regarding saving versus spending or investing. The 1948 survey included a separate questionnaire for farmers that contained differing questions on sources of income. Personal data include number of people in the spending unit, age, sex, and education of the head, and the race and sex of the respondent
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  • Economic Behavior Program. Survey Research Center. University of Michigan
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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Survey of Consumer Finances, 1948
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  • 1948
  • 3601
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ICPSR03601.v1
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Survey of Consumer Finances, 1948
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  • 1948
  • 3601
Control code
ICPSR03601.v1
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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