Precautionary Saving and Health Risk.Evidence from the Italian households using a time series of cross sections

Rossi Maria CristinaAtella VincenzoRosati Furio Camillo
CEIS Working Papers
In this paper we analyse the importance of precautionary saving in Italy. In contrast to previous studies, we focus on two contemporaneous sources of uncertainty, income and health expenditures, to explain the presence of precautionary saving. The major c
Number: 159
Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Revision Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2002