First published on
22 September 2015
Discussion Paper 5

Household saving rates in the EU: Why do they differ so much?


This paper investigates factors which may help to explain why household saving rates across the EU vary so significantly.


Michael H. Stierle, Stijn Rocher (Ministry of Finance, Belgium)

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(Discussion Papers 5. September 2015. Brussels. PDF. 36pp. Tab. Graph. Ann. Bibliogr. Free.)

KC-BD-15-005-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-48666-1 (online)
ISSN 2443-8022 (online)
doi: 10.2765/652169 (online)

JEL classification: E21, C23, H55


Discussion Papers are written by the staff of the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, or by experts working in association with them. The Papers are intended to increase awareness of the technical work being done by staff and to seek comments and suggestions for further analysis. The views expressed are the author’s alone and do not necessarily correspond to those of the European Commission.


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