Household Saving in the USSR

  • Joyce Pickersgill
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Soviet household saving is examined in the context of the life cycle model of saving. The institutional features of the Soviet economy which one would expect systematically to affect saving patterns are described. Empirical work on the determinants of Soviet household saving is summarised and interpreted in the context of the life cycle model. Despite the limited data, the evidence suggests that Soviet household saving displays problems familiar in the West and which can be explained quite satisfactorily in the life cycle hypothesis framework.


Saving Rate Current Income Household Saving Life Cycle Model Saving Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joyce Pickersgill
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  1. 1.California State UniversityFullerton

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