IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Comportements face au risque et à l'avenir : une enquête méthodologique


  • Arrondel, L.
  • Masson, A.
  • Verger, D.


This paper presents a new questionnaire concerning behaviors towards risk and the future. Interviewees are a thousand individuals who are a subsample of the "Patrimoine 1997" Survey conducted by Insee, collecting wealth data on 10 000 French households. Some 80 questions, dealing with different fields of life (consumption, leisure, assets, labor, retirement, family...), should allow to build, for each interviewed individual, consistent relative indicators - qualitative "scores" - which measure a general attitude towards risk and uncertainty (rather than, precisely, risk aversion or prudence), and time preference, which has two components: the degree of impatience and the degree of foresight. Besides its own interest, the principal aim of this study is to assess if, as it is predicted by theory, these preference parameters have an explanatory power of wealth distribution and composition, thus allowing to reduce individual unobserved heterogeneity in econometric and statistical analysis.

Suggested Citation

  • Arrondel, L. & Masson, A. & Verger, D., 1997. "Comportements face au risque et à l'avenir : une enquête méthodologique," DELTA Working Papers 97-29, DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure).
  • Handle: RePEc:del:abcdef:97-29

    Download full text from publisher

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.


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

    Cited by:

    1. Luc Arrondel & André Masson & Daniel Verger, 2004. "Les comportements de l'épargnant à l'égard du risque et du temps," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 374(1), pages 9-19.

    More about this item



    JEL classification:

    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making


    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:97-29. 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.