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Are Americans more Altruistic than the Japanese Comparison of Saving and Bequest Motives

Charles Horioka (), H. Fujisaki, Wako Watanabe () and T. Kouno

ISER Discussion Paper from Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University

Abstract: In this paper, we analyze a variety of data on saving motives, bequest motives, and bequest division from the "Comparative Survey of Savings in Japan and the United States", a binational survey conducted in 1996 by the Institute for Posts and Telecommunications Policy of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of the Government of Japan, in order to shed light on which model of household behavior applies in the two countries.

Keywords: HOUSEHOLD; SAVINGS; CONSUMPTION (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 D91 E21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000
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