Private Transfers, Borrowing Constraints and the Timing of Homeownership
AbstractThe 1991 Italian Survey of Household Income and Wealth contains retrospective information on intergenerational transfers. This information is used to estimate the impact of transfers on the saving time required to purchase a house. It is found that transfers have a small impact on saving time and that after receiving a transfer households purchase considerably larger homes. The results have implications for the debate about the source of the relation between aggregate saving and growth.
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Volume (Year): 34 (2002)
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- Guiso, Luigi & Jappelli, Tullio, 1998. "Private Transfers, Borrowing Constraints and the Timing of Homeownership," CEPR Discussion Papers 2050, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Luigi Guiso & Tullio Jappelli, 1999. "Private Transfers, Borrowing Constraints and the Timing of Homeownership," CSEF Working Papers 17, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy.
- D91 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice - - - Intertemporal Household Choice; Life Cycle Models and Saving
- R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand
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