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ERIC Number: ED284030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Food Spending in American Households, 1982-84. Statistical Bulletin Number 753.
Smallwood, David M.; And Others
This report presents information on weekly food expenditures per person and the percentage of households that purchased specific food items during a week. The report reveals that average weekly total food expenditures rose from $21.55 per person in 1982 to $22.55 in 1984. Weekly spending per person for food consumed at home increased from $14.08 to $14.52 and from $7.48 to $8.03 for food consumed away from home. Tabulations are presented for 133 food categories by 10 household socioeconomic characteristics for calendar years 1982, 1983, and 1984. The data are from the 1982-84 Continuing Consumer Expenditure Survey prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. A total of 63 tables are included. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Blacks, Children, Cost Indexes, Demography, Expenditures, Family Size, Family Status, Food, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults, Statistics, Unit Costs, Whites, Young Adults
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.