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Épargne de précaution et revenu de travail incertain: un survol de la littérature

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Grâce aux récents développements des méthodes d'approximation numérique, des progrès marquants ont été réalisés pour comprendre et vérifier le comportement d'épargne de précaution. Cet article passe en revue les déterminants de l'épargne de précaution, l'effet des politiques gouvernementales sur ce type d'épargne, l'importance quantitative de ce comportement ainsi que les tests empiriques. The recent developments in numerical methods have made feasible the study of precautionary saving behaviour. This paper surveys the factors determining precautionary saving, the impact of government policies on this type of saving, and the numerical importance as well as the empirical relevance of this behaviour.

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Paper provided by CREFE, Université du Québec à Montréal in its series Cahiers de recherche CREFE / CREFE Working Papers with number 9.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Dec 1992
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Publication status: Published, L'Actualité Economique - Revue d'Analyse Economique, 1993
Handle: RePEc:cre:crefwp:9

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Keywords: survey; precautionary savings; numerical methods;

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