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1989 Survey of Consumer Finances

Documentation
Four types of technical documentation for the 1989 SCF are available: the 1989 codebook, a questionnaire-style summary of the survey variables, the household enumeration folder (HEF), and the survey questionnaire. In addition, technical working papers on the survey methodology are available.

Codebook for the 1989 Survey of Consumer Finances
The codebook contains the text, variable names, and responses for the questions asked in the survey. Also provided are a brief summary of technical aspects of the survey design, guidelines used in editing, and a list of the variables included in the public data set.
Codebook ()
Last updated 7/3/2012

Questionnaire-Style Summary of the 1989 SCF Variables
This document is based on the questionnaire for the 1989 SCF. The questionnaire has been altered to include the SCF X-variable names of the final variables. The codes available in this document do not always include the full range used in the data set. The codebook is the appropriate place to turn for the fine details of the structure of the data.
Questionnaire-style summary ()
Last updated 3/1/2001

Household Enumeration Folder (HEF)
The 1989 HEF contains forms used for the non-interview reports, the household listing, the first contact with the household, and the record of calls made on the household.
HEF ()
Last updated 3/1/2000

Survey Questionnaire for the 1989 Survey of Consumer Finances
The 1989 survey data were collected using a paper questionnaire.
Questionnaire ()
Questionnaire ()
Last updated 3/1/2000


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Last update: August 2, 2013