The Chained Consumer Price Index: What Is It and Would It Be Appropriate for Cost-of-Living Adjustments?

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Report that provides technical and logistical information on how the Chained Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) is constructed and reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It explains methodological and statistical differences between the standard Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the C-CPI-U. It then addresses a key impediment to moving to the C-CPI-U.

Creator(s): Whittaker, Julie M.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 12, 2013
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Whittaker, Julie M.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 12, 2013
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United States
Description:

Report that provides technical and logistical information on how the Chained Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) is constructed and reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It explains methodological and statistical differences between the standard Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the C-CPI-U. It then addresses a key impediment to moving to the C-CPI-U.

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15 pages.

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