The interviews for the sample survey of Italian household budgets in 2000 were conducted between February and July 2001.
The sampling scheme is the same as that used in the preceding survey in 1998, but the sample is slightly more numerous: 8,001 households in 2000, compared with 7,147 in 1998.
The sections of the questionnaire concerning sources of income and components of wealth, use of payment instruments and insurance basically follow those used in the previous surveys. Among the monographic topics, this survey takes an in-depth look at household consumer behaviour (in particular at propensity to risk and intertemporal preferences) and at housework and care for family members. The sections on flexible working hours and income expectations were not included.