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March, 1987, Vol. 110, No. 3
The Consumer Expenditure Survey:
quality control by comparative analysis
Postsurvey evaluation is an integral part of a program of quality assurance for the ongoing Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE). Comparisons with data from independent sources serve to monitor consistency of results from the survey and help identify areas where survey performance can be improved. This article highlights some of the findings obtained by comparing aggregate consumer expenditures from the CE with data from alternative sources.
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