The wealthy hand to mouth in Japan
Takashi Unayama () and
Economics Letters, 2016, vol. 141, issue C, 52-54
This paper identifies hand-to-mouth (HtM) households and examines their characteristics in Japanese data. The share of HtM is about 13%, which is much smaller than other developed countries. The majority of them, nearly three-quarters, are considered wealthy HtM. The wealthy HtM households have similar income and consumption profiles to non-HtM households.
Keywords: Wealthy hand to mouth; Liquidity; Japanese household survey (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 E21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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