Households over-indebtedness in the economic literature
AbstractOver-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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Date of creation: 31 Dec 2008
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Household indebtedness; over-indebtedness; financial exclusion;
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- D14 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Saving; Personal Finance
- G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2009-06-17 (All new papers)
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- 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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