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Behavioural characteristics and financial distress

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Using a new nationally representative survey of financial capability and experience in the UK and Ireland, I investigate the key factors that cause individuals to experience financial distress. In this context, a key area that I focus on is whether individuals JEL Classification: C25, D14

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  • McCarthy, Yvonne, 2011. "Behavioural characteristics and financial distress," Working Paper Series 1303, European Central Bank.
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    1. Behavioural Economics and Irish Public Policy
      by Liam Delaney in The Irish Economy on 2011-04-12 05:40:31
    2. Behavioural Economics and Irish Public Policy
      by Liam Delaney in Economics, Psychology and Policy on 2011-04-12 07:14:00

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    Keywords

    behaviour; Debt; financial literacy; financial strain; Personal Finance;
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    JEL classification:

    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • D14 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Saving; Personal Finance

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