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Households over-indebtedness in the economic literature

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  • Luisa ANDERLONI

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  • Daniela VANDONE

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Over-indebtedness is a multi-faced phenomenon with social, economic, legal and political aspects. In our study we present an analysis of the literature on over-indebtedness. In particular, we look at all surveys which refer to over-indebtedness or financial difficulties of households with the aim to develop our knowledge about the nature and causes of over-indebtedness and to provide an answer to the research question: “who is likely to be over-indebted and what are the main variables that explain this risk”. Most of these studies are related to EU countries and have been published in the last decade.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods at Università degli Studi di Milano in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 2008-46.

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Date of creation: 31 Dec 2008
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Handle: RePEc:mil:wpdepa:2008-46

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Keywords: Household indebtedness; over-indebtedness; financial exclusion;

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  1. Khandker, Shahidur R. & Faruqee, Rashid & Samad, Hussain A., 2013. "Are microcredit borrowers in Bangladesh over-indebted ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6574, The World Bank.

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