A microeconometric analysis of household savings determinants in Morocco

Touhami Abdelkhalek, Florence Arestoff, De Freitas and Sabine Mage
African Review of Money Finance and Banking 2010, pp. 7-27

This article provides an analysis of the microeconomic determinants of household savings behaviour in Morocco according to geographical household residence. Descriptive statistics seem to indicate a similar savings pattern in both rural and urban areas but the econometric results do not support this conclusion. Current income strongly affects the savings level in the urban area whereas the literacy of the household’s head is determinant in the rural one. However, the results do not confirm the life cycle hypothesis. The household’s size has a significant negative impact only in the urban case, while women heads of household save more than men, except for highest income levels. The results clearly show that urban and rural households behave differently with regards to savings.

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Issue: 2010
Contributors: Abdelkhalek, Touhami   Arestoff, Florence   De Freitas,   Mage, Sabine   
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