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Document Type

Article

Abstract

Does the institution of social security have an effect on the saving decisions of consumers? If it does, to what degree is aggregate saving increased or decreased? The dilemma of whether or not savings are affected by social security has received a great deal of attention over the years because aggregate saving is directly related to the level of capital invested, which in turn is responsible for economic growth (Aaron 1982, p. 51). Policy makers interested in stimulating the overall growth of the economy are likewise interested in the effects of their policy decisions on aggregate capital outlays. Therefore, a method of accurately measuring a change in consumer saving patterns would be a great asset when developing future policy.

Publication Date

1987

Journal Title

Draftings In

Volume

2

Issue

4

First Page

14

Last Page

20

Comments

This issue is also considered v.3 of the initial publication series of Major Themes in Economics.

Copyright

© 1987 by the Board of Student Publications, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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