Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92772
Authors: 
Horioka, Charles Yuji
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Discussion Paper, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University 665
Abstract: 
In this paper, I survey the previous literature on the saving behavior of the aged in Japan and then present some survey data on the saving behavior of the aged in Japan that became available recently. To summarize the main findings of this paper, all previous studies as well as the newly available data I analyze find that the retired aged dissave and that even the working aged dissave at very advanced ages. These findings are consistent with the life cycle model and suggest that this model is highly applicable in the case of Japan.
Subjects: 
saving
dissaving
consumption
aged
elderly
households
life cycle model
life cycle hypothesis
Japan
JEL: 
D12
D91
E21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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