Elaine: I have been working on this for the next CIA. Dramatic declines in
spending for auto purchases starting around 2004 or so is a major factor.
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Subject: [CTPP] Consumer Expenditures 25 year comparison
This report finds that the share of household expenditures for
transportation has dropped by 5 percent for homeowners, and 4 percent for
renters, and the share of expenditures for housing has increased by 3
percent for homeowners, and 5 percent for renters. Despite the drop in the
share for transportation overall, the share spent on GASOLINE has
increased. People keep vehicles for many more years (as reflected in the
National Household Transportation Survey results
, so the costs of ownership are amortized over a longer period of time.
Hi Everyone - I posted this link to the CTPP Facebook page, but since there
are MORE of you on the CTPP listserv, I decided I should share it here.
Also, please note that previously you had to PAY for CES microdata, but it
is NOW FREE. http://www.bls.gov/cex/pumdhome.htm
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