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Study Report

Study Number: CA-037-010-1-1-United States-USFRS-2004

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of consumer finances, 2004.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Federal Reserve Board  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: Federal Reserve System. Board of Governors  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: SCF2004

Date Accessioned: 7/12/2007

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data is in SAS, STATA and raw ASCII formats. Users can download SCF, 2004 from the Federal Reserve Board web site. Earlier SCF studies (1962, 1963, 1983, 1986, 1983-1989, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998 and 2001) are available from this site.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Date Ordered: 7/12/2007

Documentation: Codebook and methodology files can be viewed from the Federal Reserve Board web site.

Abstract: The Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is a triennial survey of the balance sheet, pension, income, and other demographic characteristics of U.S. families. Its questions covering (1) ownership of assets and financial balances, (2) source, purpose, and amount of debt, including installment debt, and (3) wage earners, and amount and source of current income, as well as previous year's income. Also explored are respondents' attitudes toward their personal financial situations and toward general economic conditions and prices, and respondents' expectations for the coming year. Information is sought on current and planned expenditures for housing, automobiles, and major durables. Personal characteristics reported include age and education of head of household, household composition, and occupation. Samples for the surveys are made up of a national cross-section of dwelling units representing the total population of the United States.

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