Economics at your fingertips  

Saving and Growth: Another Look at the Cohort Evidence

Angus Deaton () and Christina Paxson

Working Papers from Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies

Abstract: The main contribution of the paper is an attempt to address the selection and growth issues by working, not with cohorts of households, but with cohorts of individuals. The gain from doing so is that we dispose completely of selection associated with household formation, which compro-mises our estimates of the effects of growth on saving, leaving only selection through births, deaths, and migration, which does not. The cost is that we do not have data on individual con-sumption, and it is difficult to allocate income to individuals due to the prevalence of family enterprises, so that the standard methodology can no longer be applied.

Keywords: ECONOMIC GROWTH; SAVINGS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E20 E21 O40 O47 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1998
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (8) Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
Working Paper: Saving and growth: another look at the cohort evidence (1998) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, WOODROW WILSON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, PRINCETON NEW- JERSEY 08542 U.S.A.. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Thomas Krichel ().

Page updated 2019-12-17
Handle: RePEc:fth:priwds:182