Measuring precautionary wealth using cross-sectional data: the case of farm households
This study models and investigates the presence of precautionary wealth among farm households, something few studies have attempted. Using pooled farm-level data, we find that self-employed farm households accumulate more wealth. Precautionary savings is about 8% of total household wealth. In addition, we find that age, education, occupation, and operation size are important factors influencing wealth accumulation by US farm households. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
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