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Personal assets from a Global Perspective

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Personal Assets from a Global Perspective
Year:
2005
Theme:
Poverty, Inequality and Well-being
Abstract:
The project aims to assemble data about the distribution and composition of personal assets in developing, transition, and developed countries and to study the implications of personal asset-holding for economic development. The most important asset types — financial assets, land and housing — will be given special attention. Life-cycle saving, self-insurance and other motives for saving, as well as their consequences for asset-holding, will also be studied, along with important issues and historical experiences, including gender dimensions, the informal sector, privatization programs in transition countries, and the impact of land registration schemes.
Keywords:
Personal wealth, assets, debts, property, world distribution of wealth, saving, land, housing, financial assets, physical capital, natural capital, livestock, privatization, collateral, land registration
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