Geography of Consumer Bankruptciesand Neighborhood Characteristics
Consumer Interest Annual 52
This study reports neighborhood factors that are associated with high bankruptcy filing rates in Utah by examining individual census tracts. This is the first study to use geographic and path analyses to identify both the concentrations of bankruptcy filers by census tracts and the common characteristics of residents in those neighborhoods. Because bankruptcy serves as a negative indicator for communities this study has shed light on community financial and economic issues which are in need of address in each neighborhood. This study has provided a methodological framework that can be replicated in future studies related to bankruptcy in other states.
Delgadillo, L., Erickson, L., & Coster, D. (2006). Geography of consumer bankruptcies and neighborhood characteristics. Consumer Interest Annual 52, Available at http://www.consumerinterests.org/i4a/pages/Index.cfm?pageid=4145.