2007 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS) Version 1.0

July 28, 2008

Version 1.0 of the 2007 CAMS early release data is now available.

CAMS 2007 is the fourth wave of the Consumption and Activities Mail Survey that began in 2001.

The sample for the 2007 CAMS sample was configured in the same way as 2005 CAMS; therefore, there is a "full" questionnaire as well as a "partial" questionnaire. In the fall of 2007, a total of 7,741 questionnaires were mailed. Of the 7,741 questionnaires, 5,209 were respondent questionnaires and 2,532 were spouse questionnaires. A total of 5,612 questionnaires were returned, and of these, 3,738 were the respondent version and 1,874 were the spouse version.

Note: Be sure to check the HRS File Merge Cross-Reference Table for up-to-date information on the restricted data merge status of this data set.

If you find any problems with the data, please report them to us via the Help Desk, or by e-mail to hrsquestions@umich.edu.