Public Policies and Household Saving
Each of the seven chapters focuses on one country and addresses a core set of topics: types of accumulated household savings and debt; tax policies toward capital income; saving in the form of public and private pensions, including Social Security and similar programs; saving programs that receive special tax treatment; and saving through insurance.
This detailed summary of the saving incentives of the G-7 nations will be an invaluable reference for policymakers and academics interested in personal saving behavior.
James M. Poterba
1 Government Saving Incentives in the United States
2 Government Incentives and Household Saving in Canada
John B.Burbidge and James B. Davies
3 Taxation and Personal Saving Incentives in the U.K.
James Banks and Richard Blundell
4 Savings in Germany
5 Government Incentives and Household Saving in Italy
Tullio Jappelli and Marco Pagano
6 Public Policies and Household Saving in Japan
Takatoshi Ito and Yukinobu Kitamura
7 Public Policies and Household Saving in France