Accounting for the rise in personal bankruptcy rate in the United States between 1959-1987, 1988

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
Accounting for the rise in personal bankruptcy rate in the United States between 1959-1987, 1988
Creator:
Uzzi, Adesuwa
Contributor to Resource:
Carter, Charlie
Date of Original:
1988-07-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: thesis
Degree Name: Master of Arts (MA)
Date of Degree: 1988
Granting Institution: Atlanta University
Department/ School: Economics
This thesis is concerned with the major factors that account for the rise in personal bankruptcy rate in the United States. These factors are the Reform Act of 1978, Unemployment, Divorce Rate, Debt-Income Ratio, and Age. An econometrics model was used in both a crosssectional and time series model to predict and see how much these factors effect personal bankruptcy. The objective of this thesis is to use an econometrics model that helped explain successfully the cross-sectional and time series variation in personal bankruptcy. The results of the thesis found that the Reform Act was a major cause of rise in personal bankruptcy.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:1988_uzzi_adesuwa
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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