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Kernel Smoothed Consumption-Age Quantiles

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  • A. L. Robb
  • L. Magee
  • J. B. Burbidge

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In earlier work, the authors explored life-cycle consumption profiles of Canadian married couple families. That research concluded that the common presumption in simulation models of upward-sloping consumption-age profiles accompanied by dissaving in retirement could not be supported in Canadian data. Here, the authors continue to explore the shape of the consumption-age profile by nonparametric techniques they have developed. These techniques allow them to estimate profiles in a manner that does not depend on assumptions about functional form. In particular, the authors estimate the median and other quantiles of the consumption distribution conditional on age. Broadly speaking, the authors confirm their earlier results.

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Article provided by Canadian Economics Association in its journal Canadian Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 25 (1992)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 669-80

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Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:25:y:1992:i:3:p:669-80

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  1. John B. Burbidge & Lonnie Magee & A. Leslie Robb, 1997. "Cohort, Year and Age Effects in Canadian Wage Data," Independence and Economic Security of the Older Population Research Papers 19, McMaster University.
  2. Dubois, Pierre & Ligon, Ethan, 2009. "Nutrition and Risk Sharing within the Household," IDEI Working Papers 580, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse.
  3. Daniel Miles & Máximo Rossi, 2001. "Wage Inequality in Developing Countries: Market Forces or Government Intervention," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 1001, Department of Economics - dECON.
  4. John B. Burbidge & Kirk A. Collins & James B. Davies & Lonnie Magee, 2012. "Effective tax and subsidy rates on human capital in Canada," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 45(1), pages 189-219, February.
  5. Jan G. de Gooijer & Ao Yuan, 2011. "Kernel-Smoothed Conditional Quantiles of Correlated Bivariate Discrete Data," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 11-011/4, Tinbergen Institute.
  6. Dubois, Pierre & Ligon, Ethan A., 2011. "Incentives and nutrition for rotten kids: intrahousehold food allocation in the Philippines," CUDARE Working Paper Series 1114, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Policy.
  7. Sung-Hee Jeon, 2004. "The impacts of the 1988 tax reform on married women's labour supply in Canada," Department of Economics Working Papers 2004-19, McMaster University.
  8. Aldershof, T., 1999. "Female Labor Supply and Housing Decisions," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-80018, Tilburg University.
  9. Karen Pence & John Sabelhaus, 1999. "Household Saving in the '90s: Evidence from Cross-Section Wealth Surveys: Technical Paper 1999-3," Working Papers 13345, Congressional Budget Office.
  10. Sabelhaus, John & Schneider, Ulrike, 1997. "Measuring The Distribution Of Well-Being: Why Income and Consumption Give Different Answers," Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) dp-201, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.

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