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International Comparative Household Finance

Cristian Badarinza (), John Campbell () and Tarun Ramadorai ()
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Cristian Badarinza: Institute of Real Estate Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117566

Annual Review of Economics, 2016, vol. 8, issue 1, 111-144

Abstract: This article reviews the literature on international comparative household finance. It presents summary statistics on household balance sheets for 13 developed countries and uses these statistics to discuss common features and contrasts across countries. It then discusses retirement savings, investments in risky assets, unsecured debt, and mortgages.

Keywords: household finance; household balance sheet; pension finance; risky investments; mortgage debt; international comparisons (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G21 N20 R21 R31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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