Household behaviour: consumption, income and wealth
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Household behaviour: consumption, income and wealth by M. Bruce Johnson

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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


  • Consumption (Economics),
  • Consumers.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [147]-149.

Statement[by] M. Bruce Johnson.
SeriesPenguin education, Penguin modern economics texts, macroeconomics
LC ClassificationsHB801 .J65
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p.
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5496880M
ISBN 100140802991
LC Control Number73330838

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An increase in income that was expected to persist throughout the work years would mean that y-le also rose and that the effect on consumption would be much greater: A one-time or transient change in income of, say, Rs. will have the same effect as a change in wealth (note that ΔC t /ΔY t 1 = ΔC t /ΔA t = 1/T) of the same amount. Lifetime resources will go up by Rs. , and this will. c it ¼ c it 1 þe it; ð3Þ where e it ¼ c it E t 1c it is a consumption innovation, i.e., the effect on consumption of all new information about the sources of uncertainty faced by the consumer. The sources of uncertainty may be idiosyncratic or aggregate and include shocks to income, interest rates. of goods. Think about it this way { a household has some income to spend each period, and it must decide how much of that income to spend on consumption goods. We are going to study that decision. How that expenditure is split among di erent types of goods (e.g. apples and oranges) is the purview of microeconomists. 2 The Basic Two Period Model. The distinction between income and consumption could make a meaningful difference in thinking about inequality if the distribution of consumption at a given point in time is less wide than that of income, or if its evolution over time is smoother than that of income. Consumption can differ from income .