Gemini Project to Redesign the Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2009, the Gemini Project was launched to research and develop a redesign of the Consumer Expenditure (CE) surveys, addressing issues of measurement error and respondent burden. In July 2013, a redesign proposal (PDF) was approved, outlining the future direction of the CE survey. For more information on the history of the Gemini Project, including the vision and scope, presentations, and papers, see the Gemini Materials page.
Latest News on the Redesign
Overview of Redesign
Redesign Proposal Report (PDF) - this document provides full details on the CE redesign proposal prepared by the Gemini Design team.
Gemini Field Tests - this page host links and to information and materials about Gemini related field tests.
The figure below gives an overview of the redesign. Click here for a text version of this graphic.
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For more detail on the proposed redesign, please refer to "Consumer Expenditure Survey: Redesign Proposal" prepared by the Gemini Design team (PDF).
Comparison to Current Design
The figure below gives a comparison of the current design to the redesign. Click here for a text version of this graphic.
Mouse over the graphic to highlight corresponding changes between the current and new design.
Prior to launching the formal implementation of the new design, the CE conducted numerous outreach events in an effort to educate our customers on upcoming changes and to obtain feedback on the impact on the users of the new design. Those events are listed below:
Past Outreach Events
November 1, 2013
|Housing Statistics Users' Group|
November 5, 2013
|Federal Statistical Committee on Methodology|
November 14, 2013
|Association of Public Data Users webinar|
January 28, 2014
|The Census Survey Sponsors' meeting|
March 20, 2014
|Federal CASIC Workshops|
July 15, 2014
|CE Survey Methods Symposium|
August 6, 2014
|Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)' meeting|
For more information on past outreach events please visit the Gemini Materials page.
Questions or comments about the redesign? Contact us at GeminiOutreach@bls.gov.
Last Modified Date: November 5, 2015