IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/xrs/sfbmaa/99-02.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Ersparnisbildung in Deutschland: Meßkonzepte und Ergebnisse auf Basis der EVS

Author

Listed:
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel

    () (Sonderforschungsbereich 504)

  • Reil-Held, Anette

    () (Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and Sonderforschungsbereich 504)

  • Rodepeter, Ralf

    (Sonderforschungsbereich 504)

  • Schnabel, Reinhold

    () (Fachb. Wirtschaftswiss., Universität-Gesamthochschule Essen)

  • Winter, Joachim

    () (Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA))

Abstract

Eine der wichtigsten ökonomischen Entscheidungen des Haushaltes, die Aufteilung des verfügbaren Einkommens in Konsum und Ersparnis, wird durch die volkswirtschaftliche Theorie nach wie vor nur unbefriedigend erklärt. So zeigen z.B. viele Untersuchungen mit amerikanischen Daten, daß die Ersparnis „zu wenig“ auf Einkommensschwankungen reagiert, die sie nach der Theorie ausgleichen soll. Der erste Schritt zu einem besseren Verständnis der Ersparnisbildung ist eine adäquate Beschreibung des Sparverhaltens über den Lebenszyklus. Diese deskriptive Aufgabe erweist sich allerdings schon konzeptionell als schwierig. Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit ist es zunächst, einen Rahmen für die konsistente Bestimmung von Ersparnis, Vermögen und Einkommen der privaten Haushalte zu entwicklen, der sich auf die Einkommens- und Verbrauchsstichproben (EVS) der Jahre 1978 bis 1993 anwenden läßt. Wir stellen dann die empirische Umsetzung dieser Meßkonzepte vor. Die beiden hier betrachteten Definitionen (Zu- und Abgänge im Vermögen bzw. Einkommen minus Ausgaben) ergeben sehr ähnliche Resultate für die Ersparnisbildung der privaten Haushalte in Deutschland. Wichtigstes Ergebnis ist eine im Mittel positive Sparneigung im Alter. Zwar zeigt sich ein deutlicher Rückgang der Ersparnis, doch bleibt die Geldvermögensbildung positiv.
(This abstract was borrowed from another version of this item.)

Suggested Citation

  • Börsch-Supan, Axel & Reil-Held, Anette & Rodepeter, Ralf & Schnabel, Reinhold & Winter, Joachim, 1999. "Ersparnisbildung in Deutschland: Meßkonzepte und Ergebnisse auf Basis der EVS," Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications 99-02, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim.
  • Handle: RePEc:xrs:sfbmaa:99-02
    Note: Financial Support from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, SFB 504 at the University of Mannheim, is gratefully acknowledged.
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.sfb504.uni-mannheim.de/publications/dp99-02.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Other versions of this item:

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Borsch-Supan, Axel, 1992. "Saving and Consumption Patterns of the Elderly: The German Case," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 5(4), pages 289-303.
    2. Martin Browning & Annamaria Lusardi, 1996. "Household Saving: Micro Theories and Micro Facts," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 34(4), pages 1797-1855, December.
    3. Anette Reil-Held, 1999. "Bequests and Aggregate Wealth Accumulation in Germany," The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan;The Geneva Association, vol. 24(1), pages 50-63, January.
    4. Reinhard Hujer & Bernd Fitzenberger & Reinhold Schnabel & Thomas E. MaCurdy, 2001. "Testing for uniform wage trends in West-Germany: A cohort analysis using quantile regressions for censored data," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 26(1), pages 41-86.
    5. Rodepeter, Ralf & Winter, Joachim, 1998. "Savings decisions under life-time and earnings uncertainty : empirical evidence from West German household data," Papers 98-58, Sonderforschungsbreich 504.
    6. Fachinger, Uwe, 1998. "Die Verteilung der Vermögen privater Haushalte: Einige konzeptionelle Anmerkungen sowie empirische Befunde für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland," Working papers of the ZeS 13/1998, University of Bremen, Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS).
    7. Rodepeter, Ralf & Winter, Joachim, 1998. "Savings decisions under life-time and earnings uncertainty:," Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications 98-58, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim.
    8. Deaton, Angus, 1985. "Panel data from time series of cross-sections," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 30(1-2), pages 109-126.
    9. James M. Poterba, 1994. "International Comparisons of Household Saving," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number pote94-1, July.
    10. James M. Poterba, 1994. "Introduction to "International Comparisons of Household Saving"," NBER Chapters,in: International Comparisons of Household Saving, pages 1-10 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

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


    Cited by:

    1. Schunk, Daniel, 2007. "What determines the saving behavior of German households? : an examination of saving motives and saving decisions," Papers 07-10, Sonderforschungsbreich 504.
    2. Grunert, Ruth, 2003. "Sind Haushalte mit Wohneigentum sparsamer als Mieterhaushalte?," IWH Discussion Papers 171, Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH).
    3. Börsch-Supan, Axel & Reil-Held, Anette & Rodepeter, Ralf & Schnabel, Reinhold & Winter, Joachim, 2000. "Household Savings in Germany," Discussion Papers 577, Institut fuer Volkswirtschaftslehre und Statistik, Abteilung fuer Volkswirtschaftslehre.
    4. Börsch-Supan, Axel & Winter, Joachim, 1999. "Pension reform, savings behavior and corporate governance," Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications 99-48, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim.
    5. Axel Boersch-Supan & Florian Heiss & Alexander Ludwig & Joachim Winter, 2003. "Pension Reform, Capital Markets and the Rate of Return," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 4(2), pages 151-181, May.
    6. Rodepeter, Ralf & Winter, Joachim, 1998. "Savings decisions under life-time and earnings uncertainty:," Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications 98-58, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim.
    7. Nikolaus Bartzsch & Elmar Stöss, 2007. "Measuring German household debt: financial accounts data and disaggregated survey data as complementary statistics," IFC Bulletins chapters,in: Bank for International Settlements (ed.), Proceedings of the IFC Conference on "Measuring the financial position of the household sector", Basel, 30-31 August 2006 - Volume 2, volume 26, pages 214-233 Bank for International Settlements.
    8. Bartzsch Nikolaus, 2008. "Precautionary Saving and Income Uncertainty in Germany – New Evidence from Microdata," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 228(1), pages 5-24, February.
    9. Axel Börsch-Supan & Anette Reil-Held & Ralf Rodepeter & Reinhold Schnabel & University of Mannheim & Germany, 2000. "Household Savings in Germany," Macroeconomics 0004053, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    10. Rodepeter, Ralf & Winter, Joachim, 1998. "Savings decisions under life-time and earnings uncertainty : empirical evidence from West German household data," Papers 98-58, Sonderforschungsbreich 504.
    11. Börsch-Supan, Axel & Eymann, Angelika, 2000. "Household portfolios in Germany," Papers 00-15, Sonderforschungsbreich 504.
    12. Freyland, Felix, 2004. "Household composition and savings : an empirical analysis based on the German SOEP data," Papers 04-70, Sonderforschungsbreich 504.
    13. Essig, Lothar, 2004. "Measures for savings and saving rates in the German SAVE data set," Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications 05-20, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim.
    14. Börsch-Supan, Axel & Eymann, Angelika, 2000. "Household Portfolios in Germany," Discussion Papers 603, Institut fuer Volkswirtschaftslehre und Statistik, Abteilung fuer Volkswirtschaftslehre.
    15. Essig, Lothar, 2005. "Measures for savings and saving rates in the German SAVE data set," Papers 05-20, Sonderforschungsbreich 504.
    16. Lothar Essig, 2002. "Stockholding in Germany," MEA discussion paper series 02019, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.
    17. Reil-Held, Anette & Schnabel, Reinhold, 1999. "Vom Arbeitsmarkt in den Ruhestand : die Einkommen deutscher Rentner und Rentnerinnen," Papers 99-14, Sonderforschungsbreich 504.
    18. Axel Börsch-Supan, 2000. "Was lehrt uns die Empirie in Sachen Rentenreform?," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 1(4), pages 431-451, November.
    19. Schunk Daniel, 2009. "What Determines Household Saving Behavior: An Examination of Saving Motives and Saving Decisions 06.01.2009," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 229(4), pages 467-491, August.
    20. Freyland, Felix, 2004. "Household Composition and Savings: An Empirical Analysis based on the German SOEP data," Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications 04-70, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim.

    More about this item

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    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:xrs:sfbmaa:99-02. 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: (Carsten Schmidt). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/sfmande.html .

    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.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with 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.