Income, Location and Default: Some Implications for Community Lending
This paper investigates differences in default losses across income groups and neighborhoods, in an effort to see if there are significant differences between default experience on loans to low-income households or low-income neighborhoods and other loans. We find that while defaults and losses are somewhat higher in low-income neighborhoods, default behavior is similar in the sense that responses to negative equity are similar across neighborhoods, and remaining differences are small and might be explained by omitted variables such as those measuring credit history. Copyright American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.
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Volume (Year): 28 (2000)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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