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Do the Aged Dissave in Japan? Evidence from Micro Data

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  • Horioka, C.Y.
  • Kasuga, N.
  • Yamazaki, K.
  • Watanabe, W.

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In this paper, we analyse the saving behavior of the aged in Japan using household-level data from a 1992 survey conducted by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.

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  • Horioka, C.Y. & Kasuga, N. & Yamazaki, K. & Watanabe, W., 1996. "Do the Aged Dissave in Japan? Evidence from Micro Data," ISER Discussion Paper 0402, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
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    1. David Blake, 2004. "The impact of wealth on consumption and retirement behaviour in the UK," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(8), pages 555-576.
    2. Kuttner, Kenneth N. & Posen, Adam S., 2002. "Fiscal Policy Effectiveness in Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 16(4), pages 536-558, December.
    3. Horioka, Charles Yuji, 2010. "The (dis)saving behavior of the aged in Japan," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 22(3), pages 151-158, August.
    4. Charles Yuji Horioka, 2002. "Are the Japanese Selfish, Altruistic or Dynastic?," The Japanese Economic Review, Japanese Economic Association, vol. 53(1), pages 26-54.
    5. Kenneth N. Kuttner & Adam S. Posen, 2002. "Passive Savers and Fiscal Policy Effectiveness in Japan," Working Paper Series WP02-2, Peterson Institute for International Economics.
    6. Charles Yuji Horioka, 2006. "Do the Elderly Dissave in Japan?," Chapters,in: Long-run Growth and Short-run Stabilization, chapter 5 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    7. Kiichi Tokuoka, 2010. "The Outlook for Financing Japan's Public Debt," IMF Working Papers 10/19, International Monetary Fund.
    8. repec:dau:papers:123456789/4094 is not listed on IDEAS
    9. Charles Yuji Horioka, 2006. "The Dissaving of the Aged Revisited: The Case of Japan," NBER Working Papers 12351, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    10. Kenneth N. Kuttner & Adam S. Posen, 2001. "The Great Recession: Lessons for Macroeconomic Policy from Japan," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 32(2), pages 93-186.

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    Keywords

    AGING; JAPAN; SAVINGS; PENSION FUNDS;

    JEL classification:

    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination

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