IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Stockholding in France


  • Luc Arrondel
  • André Masson


In France like in other European countries, the past fifteen years has been a time of drastic financial markets developments due mainly to greater international integration and coordination (in response to European Union directives), financial liberalization (in particular the privatization of public services), and product innovation (especially the rise of retirement accounts –PEP- and life insurance). One of the most striking results has been the quick adjustment of households' behaviors to this new financial context, especially through the increasing share of stocks in portfolios and the diffusion of retirement accounts. In the middle of the eighties, only some 7 percent of French households own stocks directly to compare with around 17 percent of stockholders in 2000. For life insurance and retirement accounts, the rate of ownership has gone up, over the same period, from around 30 percent to around 47 percent of households. In this paper, we study portfolio choice decisions of French households concerning stockholding.

Suggested Citation

  • Luc Arrondel & André Masson, 2002. "Stockholding in France," DELTA Working Papers 2002-09, DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure).
  • Handle: RePEc:del:abcdef:2002-09

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Holly, Alberto & Gardiol, Lucien & Domenighetti, Gianfranco & Brigitte Bisig, 1998. "An econometric model of health care utilization and health insurance in Switzerland," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 42(3-5), pages 513-522, May.
    2. Ma, Ching-to Albert & McGuire, Thomas G, 1997. "Optimal Health Insurance and Provider Payment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 87(4), pages 685-704, September.
    3. McGuire, Thomas G., 2000. "Physician agency," Handbook of Health Economics,in: A. J. Culyer & J. P. Newhouse (ed.), Handbook of Health Economics, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 9, pages 461-536 Elsevier.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Deuflhard, Florian & Georgarakos, Dimitris & Inderst, Roman, 2014. "Financial Literacy and Savings Account Returns," MPRA Paper 53857, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Annamaria Lusardi & Olivia S. Mitchell, 2014. "The Economic Importance of Financial Literacy: Theory and Evidence," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 52(1), pages 5-44, March.
    3. Alexis Direr & Eric Yayi, 2014. "Les choix de portefeuille des épargnants sur le cycle boursier et le cycle de vie," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 472(1), pages 125-152.
    4. Arrondel, L. & Debbich, M. & Savignac, F., 2013. "Financial Literacy and Financial Planning in France," Working papers 465, Banque de France.
    5. Luigi Guiso & Michael Haliassos & Tullio Jappelli, 2001. "Le profil des détenteurs d'actions en Europe," Revue d'Économie Financière, Programme National Persée, vol. 64(4), pages 169-178.
    6. repec:dau:papers:123456789/8576 is not listed on IDEAS
    7. Luc Arrondel, 2013. "Are “daddy’s boys” just as rich as daddy? The transmission of values between generations," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 11(4), pages 439-471, December.
    8. Arrondel, L. & Savignac, F., 2009. "Stockholding: Does housing wealth matter?," Working papers 266, Banque de France.
    9. Arrondel, Luc & Calvo-Pardo, Hector, 2014. "Endogenous non-tradable earnings and households’ demand for risky assets," Discussion Paper Series In Economics And Econometrics 1414, Economics Division, School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton.
    10. repec:crs:ecosta:es374-375f is not listed on IDEAS

    More about this item

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:del:abcdef:2002-09. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.