International Comparisons of Household Saving (National by James M. Poterba

By James M. Poterba

Governments and firms may possibly chip in, yet around the globe houshold saving is the most important think about nationwide saving. to raised comprehend why saving charges range throughout nations, this quantity offers the main updated analyses of styles of family saving habit in Canada, Italy, Japan, Germany, the uk, and the United States.

Each of the six chapters examines micro information units of family saving inside of a specific kingdom and summarizes information on styles of saving by means of age, source of revenue, and different demographic elements. The authors offer age-earning profiles and analyses of the buildup of wealth over the lifetime in a transparent approach that enables speedy comparisons among incomes, intake, and saving within the six countries.

Designed as a better half to Public rules and loved ones Saving (1994), which addresses saving regulations within the G-7 international locations, this quantity bargains particular descriptions of saving habit in all G-7 international locations other than France.

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