Does ill health affect savings intentions? Evidence from SHARE

Jürges, Hendrik

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URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-15461
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2007
The title of a journal, publication series: MEA Discussion Papers
Volume: 139
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > Sonstige - Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des MEA (Mannheim Research Institute For the Economics of Aging) > MEA Discussion Papers
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Classification: JEL: J14 I12 ,
Subject headings (SWD): SHARE <Projekt> , Gesundheitsökonomie , Wohlfahrtstheorie , Sparen , Erbschaft
Keywords (English): Socio-economic differences in health , Savings , Bequest expectations
Abstract: This paper uses data from SHARE 2004 to analyze one possible causal pathway of the health-wealth gradient, namely differences in the marginal propensity to save and spend across different health states. Conditional on age and current wealth, I find weak relationships between health and the intended use of a hypothetical windfall gift as well bequest expectations. The overall effect of health on wealth through this link is positive but very small.
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