2009 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS) Version 1.0

April 07, 2010

Version 1.0 of the 2009 CAMS final release data is now available.

CAMS 2009 is the fifth wave of the Consumption and Activities Mail Survey that began in 2001.

The sample for the 2009 CAMS sample was configured in the same way as 2007 CAMS; therefore, there is a "full" questionnaire as well as a "partial" questionnaire. In the fall of 2009, a total of 7,231 questionnaires were mailed. Of the 7,231 questionnaires, 4,954 were respondent questionnaires and 2,277 were spouse questionnaires. A total of 5,330 questionnaires were returned, and of these, 3,587 were the respondent version and 1,743 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.