Chen, Kaiji (2009): A Life-Cycle Analysis of Social Security with Housing.
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This paper incorporates two features of housing in a life-cycle analysis of social security: housing as a durable good and housing market frictions. We find that with housing as a durable good unfunded social security substantially crowds out housing consumption throughout the life cycle. By contrast, aggregate non-durable consumption is higher when social security is present, although it is postponed until late in life. Moreover, in the presence of housing market frictions, social security lowers the aggregate home ownership rate and reduces the average size of owner-occupied housing. The effects of social security on housing position, furthermore, exhibit substantial heterogeneity across households of different income levels.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||A Life-Cycle Analysis of Social Security with Housing|
|Keywords:||Durable Goods, Housing Market Frictions, Housing Tenure Choice; Social Security|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H55 - Social Security and Public Pensions
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E21 - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
|Depositing User:||Kaiji Chen|
|Date Deposited:||04. Jun 2009 01:50|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 13:47|
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