The rise in household saving and its implications for the Australian economy
AbstractThis paper looks at the increase in saving and the more subdued borrowing by households in recent years, exploring how this has been reflected in the household sector's financial transactions and balance sheet. The paper outlines a number of possible reasons for the turnaround and discusses the implications for the Australian economy, including the current account balance, bank funding, households' sensitivity to shocks and interest rates.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Treasury, Australian Government in its journal Economic Roundup.
Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (September)
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