Gemini Project Materials

The purpose of this page is to make available to researchers, stakeholders, and other interested parties project materials and the results of research that may inform or provide context for CE redesign discussions.

Disclaimer: The authors of some of these studies and presentations are not affiliated with BLS. This information is provided for your convenience and does not constitute an endorsement.

Gemini Overview

  • Project Vision Document - Revised for 2012 (PDF)
  • CE Data Quality Definition Report (PDF)
  • OPLC Requirements for the Consumer Expenditure Survey (PDF)
  • CNSTAT report: "Measuring What We Spend: Toward a New Consumer Expenditure Survey" (PDF 1.5MB)
  • Westat Report: Redesign Options for the Consumer Expenditure Survey (PDF 1.0MB)
  • The Gemini Project to Redesign the Consumer Expenditure Survey: A Design Proposal (PDF)
  • Gemini Redesign Project High Level Timeline (PDF)

Presentations at Gemini-Related Events


CE Survey Methods Research

For selected examples of CE Survey Methods Research visit the Statistical and Survey Methods Research Papers section of the CE Methodology home page.


Other Redesign Related Events and Studies


CE Methods and Survey Forms

  • BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 16, Consumer Expenditures and Income (HTML) (PDF)

Survey Forms and Materials

Last Modified Date: March 10, 2014