Bridging the Gap: Building a Community of Financial Well-being

2018 AFCPE® Research and Training Symposium

AFCPE Pre-Symposium: Monday, November 12 - Wednesday, November 14
AFCPE Symposium: Wednesday, November 14 - Friday, November 16
Schedule Subject to Change

Title: Profile of Renters During 2002-2012
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
About 20 million low-income families are living in poverty, and most of these families are renters. An increase in foreclosures changed many homeowners into renters after the 2008 financial crisis (Mayer, Pence, & Sherlund, 2009). The main objective of this study was to identify a profile of renters in terms of their financial and socio-economic characteristics during the 2002-2012 period. The findings of this study would provide professionals with information regarding renters' characteristics. Understanding factors associated with being a renter before and after the Great Recession can provide insights for financial educators, researchers, and policy makers.

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