Economic indicators of lapse rate in the life insurance Industry / Hendon Redzuan

UNSPECIFIED (2006) Economic indicators of lapse rate in the life insurance Industry / Hendon Redzuan. Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship (JIBE), 12 (1). pp. 109-117. ISSN 0128-7494

Abstract

This paper adopts the conceptual approach which summarizes the findings of previous studies related to life insurance lapse rate. Based on the research under reviewed, several economic indicators have been hypothesized to influence the lapse rate behavior in the life insurance industry. Among the major economic factors identified are the interest rate, unemployment rate, inflation rate and level of income. The interest rate is consistently demonstrated to have significant effect on the lapse rate in the long-run. On the other hand, unemployment rate is shown to influence the lapse rate both in the short-run and long-run. Inflation rate is shown to have detrimental effect on the life insurance industry growth, while income is contended to improve life insurance policy retention.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Business and Management
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship (JIBE)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship
ISSN: 0128-7494
Volume: 12
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 109-117
Official URL: https://jibe.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 16757
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic indicators; Lapse rate; life insurance Industry
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/16757

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