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The retirement consumption conundrum: Evidence from a consumption survey

Jonathan Fisher, David S. Johnson, Joseph Marchand (), Timothy M. Smeeding and Barbara Boyle Torrey

Economics Letters, 2008, vol. 99, issue 3, 482-485

Abstract: Recent studies have shown that food consumption declines at retirement. We use broader definitions of consumption from the Consumer Expenditure Survey and find that the so-called retirement consumption puzzle is solved by using comprehensive consumption data.

Date: 2008
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