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Abstract

This chapter presents background information on consumer bankruptcy and a brief introduction to bankruptcy procedures. Differing perspectives on the reasons for the growth in filings are discussed. In addition, the new bankruptcy law is evaluated from the perspective of consumer interests.

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Credit Card Consumer Credit Mortgage Debt Credit Card Debt Consumer Debt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean M. Lown
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  1. 1.Utah State University, FCHDLoganUSA

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