Household Stockholding in Europe : Where Do We Stand and Where Do We Go ?

@inproceedings{Guiso2002HouseholdSI,
  title={Household Stockholding in Europe : Where Do We Stand and Where Do We Go ?},
  author={Luigi Guiso and Michael Haliassos and Tullio Jappelli and Axel B{\"o}rsch-Supan},
  year={2002}
}
We discuss the current state of stockownership among households in major European countries (France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK), drawing parallels and contrasts with the US experience. We use detailed microeconomic datasets and explore the extent to which observed international differences in stockholding can be attributed to differences in household characteristics. Statistical analysis finds (1) an increase in stock market participation in all countries; (2… CONTINUE READING
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