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Title
Poor and wealthy hand-to-mouth households in Belgium
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Abstract
We identify the population shares of poor hand-to-mouth households, wealthy hand-to-mouth households and non hand-to-mouth households in Belgium. We apply the methodology proposed by Kaplan & Violante (2014) and Kaplan et al., (2014) to the Belgian component of the Household Finance and Consumption Survey. We find that the fraction of hand-to-mouth households in Belgium is substantial and predominantly consists of wealthy hand-to-mouth households. We also compare the observable characteristics and marginal propensities to consume (MPCs) of the three household types. Belgian wealthy hand-to-mouth households have characteristics that resemble those of the non hand-to-mouth households, while their MPCs are often more similar to those of the poor hand-to-mouth households. This pleads for giving a unique place to each type of household when evaluating the effects of fiscal policy.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Review of economics of the household. - Dordrecht, 2003, currens
Publication
New york : Springer , 2023
ISSN
1569-5239 [print]
1573-7152 [online]
DOI
10.1007/S11150-023-09689-Z
Volume/pages
(2023) , p. 1-26
ISI
001104024100001
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 09.01.2024
Last edited 12.02.2024
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