International Comparative Household Finance
41 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2016 Last revised: 18 Apr 2021
Date Written: March 2016
This paper reviews the literature on international comparative household finance. The paper presents summary statistics on household balance sheets for 13 developed countries, and uses these statistics to discuss common features and contrasts across countries. The paper then discusses retirement savings, investments in risky assets, unsecured debt, and mortgages.
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