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How Do Debit Cards Affect Cash Demand? Survey Data Evidence

  • Helmut Stix

This paper analyzes how EFT-POS payments and ATM withdrawals affect cash demand. In particular, survey data about Austrian individuals are employed to estimate a purse cash demand equation, which takes account of sample selection effects. The results reveal that purse cash demand is significantly and sizably affected by debit card usage and that there are significant differences in cash demand for individuals with different debit card usage frequencies. In addition, the effect of EFT-POS payments on cash use at the point-of-sale is discussed on the basis of data from a consumer transaction survey. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

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Volume (Year): 31 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 93-115

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