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Urban and Rural Household Saving in China

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  • Yingyi Qian

    (International Monetary Fund)

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Household saving behavior in China during the past thirty years is studied by using econometric models. The urban sector and the rural sector are investigated separately: the time-varying-parameter technique is applied to urban time-series data, and panel data are used for estimation of the rural sector. The estimated results of the models are robust and in line with those of similar studies of other countries.

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  • Yingyi Qian, 1988. "Urban and Rural Household Saving in China," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 35(4), pages 592-627, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:imfstp:v:35:y:1988:i:4:p:592-627
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