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Estimation of Saving Behaviour in Pakistan Using Micro Data

Mehboob Ahmad () and Tasneem Asghar ()
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Mehboob Ahmad: Department of Economics, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Tasneem Asghar: Department of Economics, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Lahore Journal of Economics, 2004, vol. 9, issue 2, 73-92

Abstract: The role of savings in investment and therefore in the development of a country cannot be exaggerated. In poor countries like ours most of the savings is done by households. In this paper the saving behaviour of Pakistan households, broken down to rural-urban, is examined. Using HIES 1998/99 and utilising OLS, it has been shown that saving behaviour in Pakistan is influenced by various factors including wealth, employment status, education, age and dependency ratio. But the most import role in influencing saving behaviour is played by household income.

Date: 2004
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