The Propensity to Consume Income from Different Sources and Implications for Saving: An Application to Norwegian Farm Households
AbstractTraditionally, farm households have relatively high saving and low marginal propensity to consume (MPC). In the last decades, this seems to have changed. To investigate these matters, a dynamic consumption model is estimated using a GMM-system estimator and a panel of 258 Norwegian farm households followed from 1976-1997. The main findings are that the MPC of farm income is lower than for off-farm income and that average MPC is low but increasing over time in these households. This may imply that some of the observed reduction in farm saving is explained by reduced need for precautionary saving.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Agricultural Policy Reform and Adjustment Project (IAPRAP) in its series Workshop on the Farm Household-Firm Unit: Its Importance in Agriculture and Implications for Statistics, April 12-13, 2002, Wye Campus,Imperial College with number 15716.
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saving; consumption; dynamic panel model; Consumer/Household Economics;
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