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Household spending : who spends how much on what
New Strategist Publications, Inc.
Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
Ithaca, N.Y. : New Strategist, [2001]

Physical Description:
vii, 771 pages ; 29 cm
General Note:
Chiefly tables.

Includes index.
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HC110.C6 H68 2001 6TH. ED. Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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This book/CD-ROM compendium of statistics provides a comprehensive analysis of the spending of Americans in 2000, based on unpublished data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey, which offers a complete accounting of household expenditures from homes and cars to laundry detergent and film. A beginning chapter presents summary household spending statistics shown by segments including age, income, household type, region, race and Hispanic origin, education, and occupation. The rest of the book presents detailed spending statistics organized by major product and service category, with information in each chapter organized by demographic variables. The CD-ROM contains data tables. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Household Spending, which is based on unpublished data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey, has been published annually since 1991. The seventh edition contains the information gathered in 2000 and is heralded as the millennium edition. A CD-ROM, included with the book, allows the information to be manipulated electronically. The book is attractively laid out, with easy-to-read charts and tables, a table of contents, and a list of tables. Information is grouped by broad spending category, e.g., transportation, apparel. The first chapter, "Spending Overview," organizes information demographically. An excellent resource. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Academic and public library business and marketing collections. D. Richards Minnesota State University--Mankato

Table of Contents

Introductionp. XIV
Chapter 1. Spending Overviewp. 1
Spending Trends, 1990 to 2000p. 2
Spending by Age, 2000p. 5
Spending by Income, 2000p. 12
Spending by High-Income Households, 1999-2000p. 19
Spending by Age and Income, 1999-2000p. 26
Age by Income/Under age 25, 1999-2000p. 27
Age by Income/Aged 25 to 34, 1999-2000p. 33
Age by Income/Aged 35 to 44, 1999-2000p. 39
Age by Income/Aged 45 to 54, 1999-2000p. 45
Age by Income/Aged 55 to 64, 1999-2000p. 51
Age by Income/Aged 65 or older, 1999-2000p. 57
Spending by Household Type, 2000p. 63
Spending by Household Type and Age, 1999-2000p. 70
Household Type and Age: Single-person consumer units headed by women, 1999-2000p. 71
Household Type and Age: Single-person consumer units headed by men, 1999-2000p. 77
Spending by Region, 2000p. 83
Spending by Region and Income, 1999-2000p. 90
Region by Income/Northeast, 1999-2000p. 91
Region by Income/Midwest, 1999-2000p. 97
Region by Income/South, 1999-2000p. 103
Region by Income/West, 1999-2000p. 109
Spending by Metropolitan Area, 1999-2000p. 115
Selected Metros/Northeast, 1999-2000p. 116
Selected Metros/Midwest, 1999-2000p. 118
Selected Metros/South, 1999-2000p. 120
Selected Metros/West, 1999-2000p. 122
Spending by Race and Ethnicity, 2000p. 124
Spending by Education, 2000p. 131
Spending by Household Size, 2000p. 138
Spending by Homeowners and Renters, 2000p. 145
Spending by Number of Earners in Household, 2000p. 152
Spending by Occupation of Householder, 2000p. 159
Chapter 2. Spending on Apparel, 2000p. 167
Spending by Agep. 168
Spending by Incomep. 178
Spending by Household Typep. 188
Spending by Race and Hispanic Originp. 198
Spending by Regionp. 208
Chapter 3. Spending on Entertainment, 2000p. 219
Spending by Agep. 220
Spending by Incomep. 230
Spending by Household Typep. 240
Spending by Race and Hispanic Originp. 250
Spending by Regionp. 260
Chapter 4. Spending on Financial Products and Services, 2000p. 271
Spending by Agep. 272
Spending by Incomep. 277
Spending by Household Typep. 282
Spending by Race and Hispanic Originp. 287
Spending by Regionp. 292
Chapter 5. Spending on Food and Alcoholic Beverages, 2000p. 297
Spending by Agep. 298
Spending by Incomep. 318
Spending by Household Typep. 338
Spending by Race and Hispanic Originp. 358
Spending by Regionp. 378
Chapter 6. Spending on Gifts, 2000p. 399
Spending by Agep. 400
Spending by Incomep. 415
Spending by Household Typep. 430
Spending by Race and Hispanic Originp. 445
Spending by Regionp. 460
Chapter 7. Spending on Health Care, 2000p. 475
Spending by Agep. 476
Spending by Incomep. 481
Spending by Household Typep. 486
Spending by Race and Hispanic Originp. 491
Spending by Regionp. 496
Chapter 8. Spending on Housing: Household Operations, 2000p. 501
Spending by Agep. 502
Spending by Incomep. 517
Spending by Household Typep. 532
Spending by Race and Hispanic Originp. 547
Spending by Regionp. 562
Chapter 9. Spending on Housing: Shelter and Utilities, 2000p. 577
Spending by Agep. 578
Spending by Incomep. 593
Spending by Household Typep. 608
Spending by Race and Hispanic Originp. 623
Spending by Regionp. 638
Chapter 10. Spending on Personal Care, Reading, Education, and Tobacco, 2000p. 653
Spending by Agep. 654
Spending by Incomep. 659
Spending by Household Typep. 664
Spending by Race and Hispanic Originp. 669
Spending by Regionp. 674
Chapter 11. Spending on Transportation, 2000p. 679
Spending by Agep. 680
Spending by Incomep. 690
Spending by Household Typep. 700
Spending by Race and Hispanic Originp. 710
Spending by Regionp. 720
Appendix A About the Consumer Expenditure Surveyp. 731
Appendix B Reduction of Mortgage Principlep. 734
Appendix C Percent Reporting Expenditure and Amount Spent, Average Quarter 2000p. 735
Appendix D Spending by Product and Service, 2000p. 747
Glossaryp. 754
Indexp. 758