(1983), 'On the reliability of income data in the Family Expenditure Survey
1970-1977', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 146, pp.
Evidence from the Family Expenditure Survey
1970-1983." Economic Journal 100:808-27.
We spend less than anyone else on cleaning products, such as soaps and detergents, according to the 1995/6 Family Expenditure Survey
Stern (1990), "Spending on Alcohol: Evidence From the Family Expenditure Survey
1970-1983," Economic Journal, 100(September): 808-827.
Annual surveys of household expenditure carried out by the Institute of Fiscal Studies show that as families get richer they spend a higher fraction of their incomes buying educational and cultural goods (Family Expenditure Survey
, 1992, Table 5).
The results presented are obtained using pooled individual household data from the Family Expenditure Survey
(FES) for the UK, 1970-84.
The sources of these data sets are (1) the Survey of Consumer Finances, (2) personal income tax returns, (3) unemployment insurance claim histories, and (4) the Family Expenditure Survey
. The Survey of Consumer Finances SCF)
Barooah and P.McGregor, "Is Low Spending or Low Income a Better Indicator of Whether or Not a Household is Poor: Some Results From the 1985 Family Expenditure Survey
," Journal of Social Policy, 1992 vol.
The Government's Family Expenditure Survey
also shows that although household income has risen to pounds 480, after tax that leaves around pounds 380.
Here is the Department of Trade's draft list of 90 items for survey, based on a Family Expenditure Survey
carried out last year.
Using the BM methodology, but with Canadian Family Expenditure Survey
data, Nicol and Nakamura (1992), referred to hereafter as NN, also reject the separability of commodity demands from household labor supply.
Our spending on leisure goods has increased as we plough our money into televisions, videos, computers, newspapers and magazines, toys, hobbies and gardening, according to the Family Expenditure Survey
from the Office of National Statistics.