101 -Bringing the BLS Consumer Expenditure Survey into the 21st Century
Paszkiewicz, Laura; Safir, Adam
Increasing evidence in measurement error. Declining response rates. The emergence of new data collection technologies. The need for flexibility in addressing changes in the interviewing environment. These are some of the obstacles the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has faced with the Consumer Expenditure (CE) surveys. In 2009, BLS began the Gemini Project to re-imagine and re-design the CEs. In July 2013, BLS released a new design proposal based on input from outside experts and ongoing research. This new design will incorporate many updated features, such as newer technologies like web and smartphone diaries, along with more conventional improvements, including a single sample design using multi-mode collection methods.
Laura Paszkiewicz, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Adam Safir, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Economic Statistics; Census Bureau; Bureau of Economic Analysis; Economic Research Service; Statistics of Income Division; Internal Revenue Service; US Treasury; Bureau of Labor Statistics; US DOC; USDA; BEA; ERS; SOI; US DOL