International Comparisons of Household Saving
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 between 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.
James M. Poterba
1: Household Data on Saving Behavior in Canada 11
John B. Burbidge, James B. Davies.
2: Personal Saving in the United States 57
Orazio P. Attanasio
3: Household Saving Behavior in Japan 125
Noriyuki Takayama, Yukinobu Kitamura.
4: Household Saving Behavior in the United Kingdom 169
James Banks, Richard Blundell.
5: Savings in Germany - Part 2: Behavior 207
6: Personal Saving in Italy 237
Tullio Jappelli, Marco Pagano.
Author Index 271
Subject Index 273