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Evidence suggests racial prejudice is still stopping many African Americans from getting home mortgages

Kopkin, Nolan (2018) Evidence suggests racial prejudice is still stopping many African Americans from getting home mortgages. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (17 Aug 2018). Website.

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Abstract

It is often much harder for African Americans to get a home mortgage compared to other racial groups in the US. But how much of this disparity is down to racial prejudice? In new research, Nolan Kopkin uses local area data on mortgage denials to investigate the role of racial prejudice in preventing African Americans from getting a mortgage. After accounting for other characteristics such as income and employment, he determines that racial prejudice in American counties is having an adverse impact on whether African Americans who live there are able to get a home mortgage.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/08/17/eviden...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 11:45
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 00:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91567

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