Pension Wealth and Household Savings: Tests of Robustness
AbstractA substantial literature exists on the impact of pension schemes, both public and private, on the level of household saving. Yet there is no clear consensus on the impact of pensions on private saving. In this paper we show how beliefs about this displacement effect are modified by prior beliefs both about variables which ntight be relevant in an equation for private savings and about the magnitude of the displacement effect. Using data for 8,279 Canadian households, and estimates of pension wealth (both private and social security) which we construct for each household in the sample, the estimated displacement effects are found to be relatively robust with respect to both types of prior belief.
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Date of creation: Aug 1982
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Publication status: published as Dicks-Mireaux, Louis and Mervyn A. King. "Pension Wealth and Household Savings: Tests of Robustness." Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1984, pp. 115-139.
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