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Life cycle time allocation and saving in an imperfect capital market

Apps, Patricia; Rees, Ray


This paper combines income and expenditure with time use data to provide a unique picture of the time paths of labour supplies, saving and full consumption for two-adult households over the life cycle. These data are used to test the life cycle model presented in the paper, at the core of which is the hypothesis that households face a borrowing interest rate that rises sharply with the amount of non collateral based borrowing. The household members jointly choose time paths of time use,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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