The report this year features a detailed review of household debt, covering G7 countries since the 1980s and all global countries since the year 2000. The analysis reveals many interesting findings that appear to have gone unnoticed. The study also examines the link between household debt and the sovereign debt of countries. The other special topic in 2012 focuses on inherited wealth. It looks inter alia at the degree to which evidence of inheritance varies across wealth levels and over time, and how the share of inherited and self-made wealth across countries depends on factors such a savings rates, growth rates and life expectancy.
Read the full report here.