Life Cycle Savings and Public Policy: A Cross-National Study of Six Countries

Axel Borsch-Supan

The key to understanding household saving is obtaining appropriate data. Dealing with differences between rich and poor households, for example, or the old and the young, require observation of a large number of households. The focus of this study is to obtain data on many households from a number of different countries and to examine them in a coherent fashion. The hope is that through these observations, we can learn about the ways policies affect savings and that other differences among savers can be controlled for, instead of being blamed on cultural differences. This book features a consistent framework among chapters; reaches a harmony between measurement and analysis to compare accurately the resulting data and statistics; and provides econometric methodology to reveal the way policies affect savings.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : A. Boersch-Supan, Introduction A. Brugiavaini and G. Weber, Household Saving: Concepts and Measurement A. Boersch-Supan, A. Reil-Held, and R. Schnabel, Household Saving in Germany A. Brugiavaini and M. Padula, Household Saving Behavior and Pension Policies in Italy Y. Kitamura, N. Takayama, and F. Arita, Household Savings and Wealth Distribution in Japan R. Alessi and A. Kapteyn,Savings and Pensions in the Netherlands J. Banks and S. Rohwedder, Pensions and Life Cycle Savings Profiles in the U.K. O.P. Attanasio and M. Paiella, Household Saving Behavior and Pension Policies in the U.S.
  • Data Publicarii : 09 Jan 2003
  • Format : Hardback
  • Numar pagini : 402
  • ISBN : 9780121098919
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