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At what price? : conceptualizing and measuring cost-of-living and price indexes / Panel on Conceptual, Measurement, and Other Statistical Issues in Developing Cost-of-Living Indexes ; Charles L. Schultze and Christopher Mackie, editors.

p. cm.

“Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.”

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-07442-8 (hardcover)

1. Consumer price indexes—United States. 2. Cost and standard of living—United States—Statistical methods. 3. Prices—United States—Statistical methods. 4. Economic indicators—United States. 5. Index numbers (Economics) I. Schultze, Charles L. II. Mackie, Christopher D. III. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Conceptual, Measurement, and Other Statistical Issues in Developing Cost-of-Living Indexes.

HB235.U6 A86 2002

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2002). At What Price? Conceptualizing and Measuring Cost-of-Living and Price Indexes. Panel on Conceptual, Measurement, and Other Statistical Issues in Developing Cost-of-Living Indexes, Charles L. Schultze and Christopher Mackie, Editors. Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.



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