TITLE

A TALE OF TWO DEBTORS: BANKRUPTCY DISPARITIES BY RACE

AUTHOR(S)
Van Loo, Rory
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2009, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p231
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers evidence of racial disparities in the U.S. court systems with respect to bankruptcy filings based on data from the "2001 Consumer Bankruptcy Project." At issue is the situation of minority debtors in bankruptcy and what happens to them while they are pursuing a discharge of their debts under Chapter 13. The possibility that social factors, independent of the socioeconomic status of debtors, offer less support to minorities is cited.
ACCESSION #
41995308

 

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