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Are the Consumption Patterns of Elderly Households

Consistent with a Life Cycle Model?

Fui Joyce Mok
, Hui
, and Sherman
D. Hanna

A life-cycle savings model was tested to
analyze consumption patterns of elderly U.S. households, using the 1990
and 1991 BLS Interview Survey of Consumer expenditures. The model implies
substantial, planned decreases in consumption after retirement, regardless
of income patterns. The empirical analysis suggests that as the world population
ages, total consumption will decrease, as will most categories of