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Risk-And Time-Related Saver Behaviour


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  • Luc Arrondel

    (CNRS and PSE)

  • André Masson

    (CNRS, EHESS and PSE)

  • Daniel Verger



The design of a pilot questionnaire on French attitudes to uncertainty and the future is based on a dual goal. First, we endeavour to identify individual profiles based on individuals attitudes to risk and how they perceive the future. Second, and most importantly, we set out to check whether the measured preference parameters have specific effects on the accumulation of personal wealth. We have detailed information on each interviewees socio-demographic characteristics and personal wealth. This questionnaire contains over 80 questions covering a wide range of areas of life: The aim is to obtain an individual score for each preference, a mean supposed to be representative of all the responses given by the interviewee to the relevant questions. These measures are purely qualitative and ordinal.

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Article provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in its journal Economie et Statistique.

Volume (Year): 374-375 (2005)
Issue (Month): (May)
Pages: 9-19

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Handle: RePEc:crs:ecosta:es374-375b

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Keywords: Risk Aversion; Time Preference;

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