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Wealth effect

The impact of changes in actual or perceived value of assets on consumption decisions. Changes in wealth that are perceived to be temporary will have a smaller effect on consumption expenditures than changes in wealth that are deemed permanent.
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wealth effect

The relationship between personal wealth and consumer spending. According to the wealth effect consumers have a tendency to spend a larger proportion of personal income as their wealth increases. The wealth effect was used to explain increases in consumer spending in the late 1990s when stock prices boomed.
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wealth effect

the effect on current CONSUMPTION of changes in a person's WEALTH, in particular changes in the prices of owner-occupied houses. Rapid increases in property values may encourage property owners to spend more on current consumption, either out of current DISPOSABLE INCOME or on CREDIT;

conversely, falling property prices may serve to reduce property owners‘wealth and cause them to curtail their current consumption. See CONSUMPTION FUNCTION.

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