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Title International comparisons of household saving / edited by James M. Poterba
Published Chicago : University of Chicago, 1994


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 MELB  339.43 Pot/Ico  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series A National Bureau of Economic Research project report
National Bureau of Economic Research project report.
Contents Introduction / James M. Poterba -- 1. Household Data on Saving Behavior in Canada / John B. Burbidge and James B. Davies -- 2. Personal Saving in the United States / Orazio P. Attanasio -- 3. Household Saving Behavior in Japan / Noriyuki Takayama and Yukinobu Kitamura -- 4. Household Saving Behavior in the United Kingdom / James Banks and Richard Blundell -- 5. Savings in Germany - Part 2: Behavior / Axel Borsch-Supan -- 6. Personal Saving in Italy / Tullio Jappelli and Marco Pagano
Summary Governments and corporations may chip in, but around the world household saving is the biggest factor in national saving. To better understand why saving rates differ from country to country, this volume provides the most up-to-date analyses of patterns of household saving behavior in Canada, Italy, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each of the six chapters examines micro data sets of household saving within a particular country and summarizes statistics on patterns of saving by age, income, and other demographic factors. The authors provide age-earning profiles and analyses of the accumulation of wealth over the lifetime in a clear way that allows quick comparisons of earning, consumption, and saving in the six countries. Designed as a companion to Public Policies and Household Saving (1994), which addresses saving policies in the G-7 nations, this volume offers detailed descriptions of saving behavior in all G-7 nations except France
Analysis Canada
Great Britain
International comparisons
Overseas item
United States
Notes Companion volume to Public policies and household saving, edited by Jim Poterba
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
Subject Households -- Economic aspects -- Case studies -- Congresses.
Saving and investment -- Case studies -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Poterba, James M.
National Bureau of Economic Research.
LC no. 94022549
ISBN 0226676218 (alk. paper)
OTHER TI Public policies and household saving