The retirement consumption conundrum: Evidence from a consumption survey

Publication Abstract

Fisher, Jonathan D., David S. Johnson, Joseph Marchand, Timothy M. Smeeding, and Barbara Boyle Torrey. 2008. "The retirement consumption conundrum: Evidence from a consumption survey." Economics Letters, 99(3): 482-485.

Recent studies have shown that food consumption declines at retirement. We use broader definitions of consumption from the Consumer Expenditure Survey and find that the so-called retirement consumption puzzle is solved by using comprehensive consumption data.


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