Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/127705
Authors: 
Bebczuk, Ricardo
Gasparini, Leonardo
Garbero, Noelia
Amendolaggine, Julian
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Documento de Trabajo 189
Abstract: 
This study centers on the household saving rate in Latin America by constructing a new database from 27 household surveys in 10 countries. At the statistical level, about half of the households present negative saving. This fact, coupled with the discrepancy with national accounts data, suggests some degree of income underreporting and/or consumption overreporting. The estimations highlight the overriding positive role of income in shaping saving decisions. Many other controls prove to be significant as well. In terms of household saving promotion, our paper leaves little room for optimism.
Subjects: 
Household Saving
Latin America
Microdata
JEL: 
D91
E21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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