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How is Coronavirus Impacting the Developed Middle Class?

6/4/2020
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Since the 2008 financial crisis, the middle-class in many developed markets has struggled to return to pre-crisis economic levels. Many middle-class consumers are simply unprepared for the economic crisis that the coronavirus will bring. In fact, the overall savings ratio in developed markets is relatively low, at just around 11% of household disposable income, compared to nearly 30% in emerging and developing Asia.

Lower incomes and economic uncertainty will turn middle-class consumers away from the accumulation of material things. They will also be more cautious and selective in their purchasing decisions, and practice thriftier and even more self-sufficient lifestyles.

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