User guide for the Survey of Household Spending, 2015: CS62-0026/2017-1E-PDF

"This guide presents information of interest to users of data from the 2015 Survey of Household Spending (SHS). It includes descriptions of the survey terms and variables definitions as well as of the survey methodology and data quality. The guide also includes a section describing various examples of estimates that can be drawn from the survey data. The SHS is conducted annually in the ten provinces. Starting with SHS 2015, the survey is conducted every two years in the three territorial capitals. The SHS collects household spending information using a questionnaire (administered through a personal interview) and a more detailed expenditure diary that selected households complete for two weeks following the interview. The questionnaire is used to collect information on larger or less frequent expenditures using varying recall periods based on the type of expenditure (last month, last three months, last 12 months, or last payment), while the diary is used to collect information on smaller or more frequent expenditures"--Intro., p. 5.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Income Statistics Division.
Title User guide for the Survey of Household Spending, 2015
Series Title Household expenditures research paper series,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Guide de l’utilisateur, Enquête sur les dépenses des ménages, 2015. Cover title. "Release date: January 27, 2017."
Date c2017.
Number of Pages 43 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-07011-7
Catalogue Number
  • CS62-0026/2017-1E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 62F0026M
Subject Terms Household finance, Standard of living, Surveys