PRICES & SPENDING   •  May 2017  •  Volume 6 / Number 5

Use with caution: interpreting Consumer Expenditure income group data

Use with caution: interpreting Consumer Expenditure income group data

This Beyond the Numbers article examines assumptions users often make regarding how the CE measures household wealth, by providing examples of the nuances in the data and composition of five household groupings. The examples provide a clearer snapshot of economic well-being found in the income quintiles.

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