Bringing the BLS Consumer Expenditure Survey into the 21st Century

1:00 pm EST

Webinar recordings and presentations are available to Members.

Increasing evidence in measurement error. Declining response rates. The emergence of new data collection technologies. The need for flexibility in addressing changes in the interviewing environment. These are some of the obstacles the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has faced with the Consumer Expenditure (CE) surveys. In 2009, BLS began the Gemini Project to re-imagine and re-design the CEs. In July 2013, BLS released a new design proposal based on input from outside experts and ongoing research. This new design will incorporate many updated features, such as newer technologies like web and smartphone diaries, along with more conventional improvements, including a single sample design using multi-mode collection methods.

This webinar will present the details of this new proposal and outline the roadmap for testing, evaluation, development, and implementation of the redesign. Good for survey methodologists, data producers, and data users.

Laura Paszkiewicz, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Adam Safir, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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