TITLE

The Rise of Consumer Bankruptcy: Evolution, Revolution, or Both?

AUTHOR(S)
Moss, David A.; Johnson, Gibbs A.
PUB. DATE
April 1999
SOURCE
American Bankruptcy Law Journal;Spring99, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p311
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explores the nature and dimensions of consumer bankruptcy in the United States. Historical origins of consumer bankruptcy; Relationship between consumer filings and real consumer credit from 1920 to 1985; Definition and diagnosis on the existing bankruptcy crisis; Transformations of consumer credit and consumer bankruptcy; Implications for policy making.
ACCESSION #
3541827

 

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