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Economic studies on households’ financial asset ownership and allocation have discussed the relationship between asset holdings and socioeconomic variables. The current research on asset ownership has been conducted with data from the country of China utilizing a random sample of 2080 Chinese More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: China
Date: 3/4/2013
This paper analyzes new data from the 2009 National Financial Capability Study. This survey provides information to assess how American households make financial decisions, how they are faring under current economic conditions, and in what ways financial knowledge contributes to financial More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Social Security
Date: 3/4/2013
The Community Development Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF) commissioned this study to explore the feasibility of passing a financial education mandate in California. Specifically, we sought to understand the key barriers related to passing a mandate in California and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Financial literacy, financial education
Date: 3/4/2013
The exact cause of the massive defaults and foreclosures in the U.S. subprime mortgage market is still unclear. This paper investigates whether a particular aspect of borrowers' financial literacy—their numerical ability—may have played a role. We measure several aspects of financial literacy and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education, Subprime lending
Date: 3/7/2013
We evaluate laws designed to protect borrowers from foreclosure. We find that these laws delay but do not prevent foreclosures. We first compare states that require lenders to seek judicial permission to foreclose with states that do not. Borrowers in judicial states are no more likely to cure and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Foreclosures, defaults
Date: 3/7/2013
Rapid growth in subprime lending over the past decade has led to rising concerns about abusive practices by subprime lenders. By early 2004, those concerns prompted Georgia and more than 30 other states to pass laws designed to eliminate abusive or predatory lending practices by the financial More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Predatory Lending
Date: 3/7/2013
A manual review of applications is an important component of statistically modeled fair lending exams. How files to review are identified affect both resource allocation and reliability of conclusions. This study uses Monte Carlo simulation to compare how six outlier identification strategies More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Fair Lending practices
Date: 3/7/2013
This paper tests for the presence of age and gender discrimination in the loan underwriting process. We modify the tools used during the past exams to test for racial discrimination and apply them here to test for the presence of disparate treatment on the basis of age and gender. Using HMDA data More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Fair Lending practices
Date: 3/7/2013
A dramatic rise in subprime foreclosures over the past several years has led to calls for restrictions of, or prohibitions against, a range of lending practices loosely termed “predatory.” Several cities and states have enacted legislation or regulations aimed at eliminating predatory practices, More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Predatory Lending
Date: 3/7/2013