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Discrepancy between Saving Rates in SNA and Family Income and Expenditure Survey and Its Implications (Japanese)

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Discrepancy between saving rates in the System of National Accounts (SNA) and the Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) has been resolved using newly available statistics. While the known factors such as differences in coverage and definition of savings explain around 70% of the discrepancy, the underreporting of durable goods purchases and asset income in FIES accounts for the rest. According to the corrected savings rate, the savings rate for retired households dropped sharply after 1993, which would be one of the main reasons for lower savings rates over the last two decades.

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  • UNAYAMA Takashi, 2010. "Discrepancy between Saving Rates in SNA and Family Income and Expenditure Survey and Its Implications (Japanese)," Discussion Papers (Japanese) 10003, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
  • Handle: RePEc:eti:rdpsjp:10003
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    1. Iwaisako, Tokuo & Ono, Arito & Saito, Amane & Tokuda, Hidenobu, 2016. "Impact of population aging on household savings and portfolio choice in Japan," HIT-REFINED Working Paper Series 61, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
    2. Tokuo Iwaisako & Keiko Okada, 2010. "Understanding the Decline in Japan's Saving Rate in the New Millennium," Macroeconomics Working Papers 23113, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    3. Takashi Unayama, 2015. "A Comparison of Consumption-Related Statistics," Public Policy Review, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance Japan, vol. 11(4), pages 573-598, September.

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