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The Resource Survey of Consumer Finances, 1970

Survey of Consumer Finances, 1970

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Survey of Consumer Finances, 1970
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Survey of Consumer Finances, 1970
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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 family unit was interviewed. Starting in 1966, in order to examine the effect that increased car ownership was having on American families, the data collected in this series were organized so that they could be analyzed by both family unit and car unit. The 1970 data are based on car unit. Survey questions regarding automobiles included number of drivers and car owners in the family, make and model of each car, purchase method, car financing and installment debt, and expectations of car purchases in the coming year. Other questions in the 1970 survey covered the respondent's attitudes toward national economic conditions (e.g., the effect of income tax, Vietnam War involvement, and relations with other communist countries on United States business) and price activity, as well as the respondent's own financial situation. Other questions examined the family unit head's occupation, and the nature and amount of the family's income, debts, liquid assets, changes in liquid assets, savings, investment preferences, and actual and expected purchases of major durables. In addition, the survey explored in detail the subject of housing, e.g., previous and present home ownership, value of respondent's dwelling, and mortgage information. Questions in this survey also focused on life insurance coverage, mutual funds, and credit card use. Personal data include age and education of head, household composition, and occupation
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  • University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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Survey of Consumer Finances, 1970
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  • 1970
  • 7450
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ICPSR07450.v1
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Label
Survey of Consumer Finances, 1970
Publication
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  • 1970
  • 7450
Control code
ICPSR07450.v1
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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