Patton-Nelson Personal Consumption Tables 2016-17
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The Patton-Nelson Personal Consumption Tables, a source widely referenced by forensic economists and attorneys, were last updated using 2011-12 data. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2016-17 was used to recalculate the consumption percentage tables for adult males and females employing the most current information available. When compared to the 2011-12 survey results, the 2016-17 study reveals slight to moderate increases in consumption percentages among consumer units depending on family size.
Ruble, M. R., Patton, R. T., & Nelson, D. M. (2019). Patton-Nelson Personal Consumption Tables 2016–17. Journal of Legal Economics, 25(1–2), 75-89.
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