Family budgets and geographic differences in price levels

Sherwood, Mark K.
April 1975
Monthly Labor Review;Apr75, Vol. 98 Issue 4, p8
Academic Journal
Discusses the characteristics and limitations of the interarea indexes constructed from the family budget cost estimates published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overview of the development of the standard budget; Impact of weight variations in the standard budgets on interarea indexes; Standard budgets and fixed weight indexes of food-at-home, shelter and transportation costs.


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