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Households savings in the U.S.A.

Attanasio, O.; Paiella, M.; (2001) Households savings in the U.S.A. Research in Economics , 55 (1) pp. 109-132. 10.1006/reec.2000.0244.

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In this paper we study the saving behaviour of U.S.A. households. We use micro data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey from 1982 to 1995. We employ synthetic cohort techniques to characterize the life cycle profile of saving rates and other variables of interest. In particular, we pay attention to the distinction between mandatory saving and discretionary saving. We then relate our evidence to the recent policy debate on saving incentives and their usefulness.

Type: Article
Title: Households savings in the U.S.A.
DOI: 10.1006/reec.2000.0244
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/reec.2000.0244
Language: English
Keywords: JEL classification: D91, H55. Household savings, life cycle, pension policies
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Economics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/15276
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