publication . Other literature type . 2010

Latinos in the Credit Economy

Ralph, Lisa M.;
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  • Published: 01 May 2010
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Access to consumer credit as a means of building wealth is one of the least examined forms of social inequality. The recent economic crisis in the United States has brought attention to the significance of consumer credit in our nation's economy; however, less understood are the specific obstacles and barriers that prevent low-income individuals from reaching the "American Dream." In an exploratory manner, this study compared credit access, credit literacy, and credit experience of low-income Latinos and non-Latinos to understand how credit might translate into asset-building and home ownership for Latinos, particular for those in new immigrant destinations wher...
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free text keywords: assimilation, consumer credit, credit literacy, immigrant, Latinos, wealth, Family, Life Course, and Society, Sociology
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