Survey of Food Consumption of Households in the United States, Spring 1955
Edition Prepared by Rueben Buse and Aaron Johnson
University of Wisconsin, Department of Agricultural Economics
The data is a summary of information obtained in a nationwide survey of U.S. households by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The survey was designed to provide reliable statistics on food consumption by all housekeeping households in the spring of that year and also for major segments of the population such as houshold grouped by region, urbanization, and income. In addition to fairly detailed information on weekly consumption and expenditures for individual food and food groups, the survey also collected information on the socio-economic characteristics of the household. For more information about the study and its dataset, please read the study description.