Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CB-044-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1917

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Cost of living in the United States, 1917-1919.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8299

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook and microfiche codebook.

Abstract: This collection contains data obtained from families of wage earners or salaried workers in industrial locales scattered throughout the United States. The purpose of the survey was to estimate the cost of living of a ''typical'' American family. The completed questionnaires contain information about income sources and family expenditures including specific quantities and costs of food, housing, clothing, fuel, furniture, and miscellaneous household items for the calendar year. Demographic characteristics recorded for each household member include relationship to head, age, sex, occupation, weeks spent in the household and employed, wage rate, and total earnings.

SOURCE: interview schedules of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

UNIVERSE: Industrial workers and their families in 99 cities in the United States.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and Card Image, with SPSS Control Cards for each

TIME PERIOD: 1917-1919

DATE OF COLLECTION: July 1918-February 1919

FUNDING AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities.

GRANT NUMBER: RT-20344-83, and RT-20576-85

SUBJECT TERMS: buying. children. cost of living. demographic characteristics. dwellings. employment. energy. expenditures. family. household structure. households. housing. income. industry. jobs. manufacturing and commerce. occupations. personal finances. utilities and utility use. United States.

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