Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1980

Keywords

Savings, Income, Export, Economic growth

DOI

10.1086/451176

Abstract

This paper examines the effects of income distribution and export instability on the savings ratios of a group of 12 developed and 52 less developed countries (DCs and LDCs) for 1968-73. The effect of income distribution on savings has been studied before but not on as comprehensive a group of countries as presented here. The effect of export instability on savings has not been examined before in the literature on the determinants of savings behavior. It has, however, been discussed in the literature on the relationship between export instability and economic growth and part of the purpose of this paper is to relate this argument to our discussion of the determinants of savings behavior.

Source Publication

Economic Development and Cultural Change

Volume Number

28

Issue Number

2

ISSN

0013-0079

First Page

359

Last Page

364