Are Americans more Altruistic than the Japanese Comparison of Saving and Bequest Motives
AbstractIn this paper, we analyze a variety of data on saving motives, bequest motives, and bequest division from the "Comparative Survey of Savings in Japan and the United States", a binational survey conducted in 1996 by the Institute for Posts and Telecommunications Policy of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of the Government of Japan, in order to shed light on which model of household behavior applies in the two countries.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University in its series ISER Discussion Paper with number 0487.
Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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HOUSEHOLD ; SAVINGS ; CONSUMPTION;
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- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
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- E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
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