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Household saving and full consumption over the life cycle

Apps, Patricia; Rees, Ray


This paper extends the standard model of life cycle consumption, saving and labor supply in a number of directions. First, it argues that consumption should be defined as expenditure on household production as well as on market goods, that is, we are interested in life cycle profiles of full consumption. If this is done, several well-known puzzles concerning life cycle consumption behaviour are resolved. Secondly, we stress the importance of the heterogeneity of household behaviour in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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