Household Saving in Developing Countries - Inequality, Demographics and All That: How Different are Latin America and South East Asia?

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dc.creator Attanasio, Orazio P.
dc.creator Székely, Miguel 2011-02-07T21:18:40Z 2011-02-07T21:18:40Z 2000-07-01 2000-07 2013-11-24T08:42:40Z 2014-09-09T00:45:27Z 2014-09-09T00:45:27Z 2014-09-08
dc.description East Asia and Latin America have diverged in several dimensions in the past three decades. This paper compares household saving behavior in two countries in each region (Mexico, Peru, Thailand and Taiwan). We make four contributions. First, we provide the first comparisons of savings in these two regions at the micro level using synthetic cohort techniques. Second, rather than focusing only on total household saving, as is common in the literature, we disaggregate the population into education groups to determine whether there are differences in saving behavior along the distribution of income. Third, we construct forecasts of future aggregate household saving rates, based on demographic projections. Fourth, we provide evidence that allows for testing the relevance of the life cycle model for explaining the differences in saving behavior.
dc.format 63
dc.format ACROBAT
dc.language en
dc.relation Working Paper Series; 427
dc.subject Educação
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Educación
dc.subject Renda, Consumo e Poupança
dc.subject Income, Consumption & Saving
dc.subject Ingresos, consumo y ahorro
dc.subject Investimento
dc.subject Investment
dc.subject Inversión
dc.subject Desenvolvimento Social
dc.subject Développement social
dc.subject Social Development
dc.subject Desarrollo social
dc.subject demographic
dc.subject inequality
dc.subject developing countries
dc.subject labor supply
dc.subject wage
dc.subject family formation
dc.subject family composition
dc.subject forecasting
dc.subject WP-427
dc.title Household Saving in Developing Countries - Inequality, Demographics and All That: How Different are Latin America and South East Asia?
dc.type Working Papers
dc.coverage China
dc.coverage Chine
dc.coverage China
dc.coverage China
dc.coverage Tailândia
dc.coverage Thaïlande
dc.coverage Thailand
dc.coverage Tailandia
dc.coverage Peru
dc.coverage Pérou
dc.coverage Peru
dc.coverage Perú
dc.coverage México
dc.coverage Mexique
dc.coverage Mexico
dc.coverage México

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