TITLE

The Rationale for How BLS Measures Shelter Services in the CPI

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, David S.
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Business Economics;Jan2006, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the rationale for how the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) measures shelter services in the Consumer Prices and Price Indexes (CPI), as of January 2006. Factors that led to an increase in inquiries about the relationship between measures of housing prices and the treatment of owner-occupied housing services in the CPI; Reason of the BLS for adopting the cost-of-living conceptual framework; Benefits of a cost-of-living framework to shelter services for homeowners.
ACCESSION #
19836344

 

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