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Household savings behaviour in 2010


  • A. Bachellerie.


Like their European counterparts, French households reduced their savings and increased their consumption. They invested in liquid bank assets, reducing their exposure to life insurance products.

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  • A. Bachellerie., 2011. "Household savings behaviour in 2010," Quarterly selection of articles - Bulletin de la Banque de France, Banque de France, issue 22, pages 67-78, Summer.
  • Handle: RePEc:bfr:quarte:2011:22:05

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    Savings; financial savings; savings rate; French households; investments; deposits; home savings plans; “A” passbook; equities; mutual fund shares/units; life insurance; debt securities; real estate; investment; inflation; consumption.;

    JEL classification:

    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General


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