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Consumer Expenditure Surveys

Coverage Section

The Consumer Expenditure Survey Coverage Section is used by the field representative to provide information on housing units that were selected into the sample but not interviewed.

* What type of non-interview do you have?

Type A = No one home, temporarily absent, or refusal

Type B = Vacant, under construction, occupied by persons with URE

Type C = Demolished, house moved, merged, condemned, located on base, household moved

  1. TYPE A
  2. TYPE B
  3. TYPE C

* Enter TYPE A noninterview

  1. No one home
  2. Temporarily Absent
  3. Refused
  4. Other Type A- specify

* Specify other TYPE A [enter text] _____________

* Enter type of refusal

  1. Hostile Respondent
  2. Time Related Excuses
  3. Language Problems
  4. Other Refusal - specify

* Specify type of refusal [enter text] _____________

* Enter TYPE B noninterview

  1. Vacant (for rent)
  2. Vacant (for sale)
  3. Vacant (other)
  4. Occupied by persons with URE
  5. Under construction, not ready
  6. All person under 16
  7. Unfit or to be demolished
  8. Unoccupied tent site or trailer site
  9. Permit granted, construction not started
  10. Other Type B- specify

* Specify other TYPE B [enter text] _____________

* Specify type of vacant [enter text] _____________

* Enter TYPE C noninterview

  1. Demolished
  2. House or Mobile Home moved
  3. Converted to permanent nonresidential use
  4. Merged with units in the same structure
  5. Condemned
  6. Located on military base (post)
  7. Unused serial # on listing sheet
  8. household moved
  9. household merged with another CE household within same address
  10. Spawned in error
  11. Other type C- specify

* Specify other TYPE C [enter text] _____________

When was this structure originally built?

  1. Before 4-1-90
  2. After 4-1-90 (The case will be classified a Type C.)

Are there any occupied or vacant living quarters besides your own in this building?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Is there any other building on this property for people to live in - either occupied or vacant?

  1. Yes
  2. No

* Enter type of Housing Unit.

  1. House, apartment, flat
  2. HU in non-transient hotel, motel, etc.
  3. HU permanent in transient hotel, motel, etc.
  4. HU in rooming house
  5. Mobile home or trailer with no permanent room added
  6. Mobile home or trailer with one or more permanent rooms added
  7. HU not specified above
  8. Quarters not HU in rooming or boarding house
  9. Students quarters in college dormitory
  10. Group Quarters unit not specified above

* Enter other type of housing unit [enter text] _____________

* Ask if not apparent

How many housing units, both occupied and vacant, are there in this structure?

  1. Only Group Quarters units
  2. Mobile home or trailer
  3. One, detached
  4. One, attached
  5. 2
  6. 3 - 4
  7. 5 - 9
  8. 10 - 19
  9. 20 - 49
  10. 50 or more

Complete/Verify by observation

Is there a business or commercial establishment on the property?

  1. Yes
  2. No

End of Coverage Section

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Last Modified Date: April 12, 2011