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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Inter-American Development Bank
    Pages 1-20 Open Access
  3. Inter-American Development Bank
    Pages 21-43 Open Access
  4. Inter-American Development Bank
    Pages 45-73 Open Access
  5. Inter-American Development Bank
    Pages 75-108 Open Access
  6. Inter-American Development Bank
    Pages 109-130 Open Access
  7. Inter-American Development Bank
    Pages 131-156 Open Access
  8. Inter-American Development Bank
    Pages 157-186 Open Access
  9. Inter-American Development Bank
    Pages 187-215 Open Access
  10. Inter-American Development Bank
    Pages 217-242 Open Access
  11. Inter-American Development Bank
    Pages 243-262 Open Access
  12. Inter-American Development Bank
    Pages 263-287 Open Access
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 289-329

About this book

Introduction

Why should people - and economies - save? This book on the savings problem in Latin America and the Caribbean suggests that, while saving to survive the bad times is important, saving to thrive in the good times is what really counts. People must save to invest in health and education, live productive and fulfilling lives, and make the most of their retirement years. Firms must save to grow their enterprises, employ more workers in better jobs, and produce quality goods. Governments must save to build the infrastructure required by a productive economy, provide quality services to their citizens, and assure their senior citizens a dignified, worry-free retirement. In short, countries must save not for the proverbial rainy day, but for a sunny day - a time when everyone can bask in the benefits of growth, prosperity, and well-being.

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license.

Keywords

macroeconomics microeconomics consumption infrastructure development social welfare social policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Inter-American Development Bank
    • 1
  1. 1.Inter-American Development BankWashingtonUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Eduardo Cavallo
    • 1
  • Tomás Serebrisky
    • 2
  1. 1.Inter-American Development BankWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Inter-American Development BankWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-94929-8
  • Copyright Information Inter-American Development Bank 2016
  • License CC BY-NC-ND IGO
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-94928-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-94929-8
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