Consumption over the Life Cycle: Facts for France
AbstractThis paper uses repeated cross-sections of the INSEE Household Budget Survey to estimate life cycle profiles of consumption, controlling for cohort and time effects. We construct age profiles for total and nondurable consumption as well as expenditure patterns for consumer durables. We find significant humps over the life cycle for total, nondurable, and durable expenditures. Changes in household size account for about one half of these humps.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, DESE in its series Documents de Travail de la DESE - Working Papers of the DESE with number g2007-09.
Date of creation: 2007
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Consumption; Life Cycle; Durables; Non-Durables;
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- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
- D91 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice and Growth - - - Intertemporal Consumer Choice; Life Cycle Models and Saving
- E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
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