Saving Rates in the United States: Calculation and Comparison

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The amount of money saved has important economic consequences. Nationally, the amount of saving affects how much can be invested and ultimately the size of the capital stock. This report explains how national saving is measured, presents recent estimates of saving rates in the United States, and, for comparison, provides those of other major industrial countries.

Creator(s): Elwell, Craig K.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 14, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Elwell, Craig K.

Specialist in Macroeconomic Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: September 14, 2010
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The amount of money saved has important economic consequences. Nationally, the amount of saving affects how much can be invested and ultimately the size of the capital stock. This report explains how national saving is measured, presents recent estimates of saving rates in the United States, and, for comparison, provides those of other major industrial countries.

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7 pages.

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