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Why the saving rate has been falling in Japan

Azuma, Yoshiaki and Nakao, Takeo (2009): Why the saving rate has been falling in Japan. Published in: Doshisha University World Wide Business Review , Vol. 2, No. 10 (January 2009): pp. 56-65.


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The paper estimates Japan's household saving rate function for the 1958−1998 period. We find that the contribution of the increase in net financial assets to the fall of the saving rate varies directly with the amount of assets. This has overwhelmed other factors and has caused the saving rate to fall since 1976.

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