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The Resource Consumer Durables and Installment Debt : A Study of American Households, 1967-1970, Gary Hendricks, Kenwood C. Youmans, (electronic resource)

Consumer Durables and Installment Debt : A Study of American Households, 1967-1970, Gary Hendricks, Kenwood C. Youmans, (electronic resource)

Label
Consumer Durables and Installment Debt : A Study of American Households, 1967-1970
Title
Consumer Durables and Installment Debt
Title remainder
A Study of American Households, 1967-1970
Statement of responsibility
Gary Hendricks, Kenwood C. Youmans
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This four-year panel study investigated two interrelated aspects of consumer behavior: expenditures on major consumer durable goods and the use of installment credit. Over the course of four years, the study examined trends in these two important characteristics of households, factors underlying these trends, and elements that could alter their relationships. In each of the four panel interviews, detailed questions were asked regarding the family income, purchases of durables, and level of financial debt. The extent of the family's holdings of financial assets including houses, amounts in savings and checking accounts, value of stocks and bonds, etc., was also ascertained. Information was collected on stocks of consumer durables owned at the time of the first interview, and initial stocks of automobiles and subsequent changes in them. Extensive data were gathered on attitudes toward the use of various financial instruments (particularly installment debt), the level of the family's satisfaction with its current assets, and the family's subjective analysis of its past financial progress and future prospects. A total of 1,434 families completed all four interviews. The four-year merged data are available in two versions: Part 1 contains all the family data including information on the first car, usually the newest, owned at the time of each interview. Part 2 comprises all of the variables in Part 1, as well as approximately 400 additional variables that provide information about each car (up to three) owned by panel families at the time of each interview during the four-year period.... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07497
Member of
Additional physical form
Also available as downloadable files.
Cataloging source
MiAaI
Characteristic
combination
Date time place
Start: 1967; and end: 1970
Funding information
Ford Foundation.
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hendricks, Gary
  • Youmans, Kenwood C
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Series statement
ICPSR
Series volume
7497
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consumers
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Durable goods, Consumer
  • Installment plan
  • United States
  • Consumer attitudes
  • Consumer behavior
  • Consumer expenditures
  • Credit
  • Credit card debt
  • Durable goods
  • Economic behavior
  • Economic trends
  • Family relations
  • Financial assets
  • Financial management
  • Financial policy
  • Household budgets
  • Household expenditures
  • Household income
  • Investments
  • Optimism
  • Personal debt
  • Satisfaction
  • Savings
  • Social attitudes
  • United States
Target audience
specialized
Label
Consumer Durables and Installment Debt : A Study of American Households, 1967-1970, Gary Hendricks, Kenwood C. Youmans, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: Family Unit; Part 2: Family-Car Unit
Control code
MIU01000000000000005045285
Dimensions
unknown
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MiAaI)ICPSR07497
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
2 data files + OSIRIS dictionaries.
Label
Consumer Durables and Installment Debt : A Study of American Households, 1967-1970, Gary Hendricks, Kenwood C. Youmans, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: Family Unit; Part 2: Family-Car Unit
Control code
MIU01000000000000005045285
Dimensions
unknown
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MiAaI)ICPSR07497
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
2 data files + OSIRIS dictionaries.

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