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Does consumption decline at retirement?
Beznoska, Martin ;  Steiner, Viktor ;  Universität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

HaupttitelDoes consumption decline at retirement?
TitelzusatzEvidence from repeated cross-section data for Germany
AutorBeznoska, Martin
AutorSteiner, Viktor
Institution/KörperschaftUniversität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Seitenzahl24 S.
Schriftenreihe Discussion paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2012/14 : Economics
Freie SchlagwörterRetirement consumption puzzle; life-cycle hypothesis; wealth effects; repeated cross-section data
DDC330 Wirtschaft
ZusammenfassungThe life-cycle hypothesis implies that consumption would not decline at retirement.
However, several studies found relevant declines in food consumption after retirement for
the United States. Others concluded that this contradiction of the life-cycle hypothesis is
solved by allowing for broader measures of consumption than food. Using repeated crosssection data for Germany, this paper analyzes the retirement consumption puzzle for the German case. For our broadest consumption measure, which includes the flow of durables’ consumption, we find, on average, no significant consumption decline at retirement. This also holds if the potential endogeneity of indidual retirement is controlled for in instrumental variable regressions. We also find heterogeneity in retirement effects among birth cohorts, the level of household wealth, and the level of consumption, but these effects do not support the hypothesis that retirement is associated with a strong reduction of consumption among poorer households.
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Fachbereich/EinrichtungFB Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Arbeitsbereich/InstitutVolkswirtschaftslehre
Erscheinungsjahr2012
Dokumententyp/-SammlungenBuch
SpracheEnglisch
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Erstellt am20.06.2012 - 13:07:12
Letzte Änderung23.01.2014 - 16:20:21
 
Statische URLhttp://edocs.fu-berlin.de/docs/receive/FUDOCS_document_000000013825
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