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December 1989, Vol. 112, No. 12
Spending differences across occupational fields
Economist, formerly in the Division of Expenditure Surveys, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Carolyn White, an economic assistant in the same division, assisted in preparing this article and in constructing tables and charts for it.
Multivariate analysis reveals that income is the most significant factor in determining levels of various expenditures, but that occupation and education also play a role. This article examines the spending patterns of consumers who work in different occupations.
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