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In focus: Eurosystem Household Finance and Consumption Survey 2014 – first results for Austria (second wave)

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  • Pirmin Fessler

    () (Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Economic Analysis Division)

  • Peter Lindner

    () (Economic Analysis Division)

  • Martin Schürz

    () (Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Economic Analysis Division)

Abstract

This report presents results from the second wave of the Eurosystem Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS) for Austria. The focus of the report is on the wealth components of household balance sheets, the risk-bearing capacity of indebted households and changes in the main wealth components between the 2010 and 2014 waves. The composition of household balance sheets and the distribution of net wealth are found to have been stable over time. The risk-bearing capacity of households is high.

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  • Pirmin Fessler & Peter Lindner & Martin Schürz, 2016. "In focus: Eurosystem Household Finance and Consumption Survey 2014 – first results for Austria (second wave)," Monetary Policy & the Economy, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), issue 2, pages 34-95.
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    private wealth; distribution; household; survey; HFCS;
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    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution

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