...because people deserve lives with dignity™
  • Home
  • About
  • News
  • Stacia West co-authors study: American Renters and Financial Fragility

Stacia West co-authors study: American Renters and Financial Fragility

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Stacia West, a Ph.D. student at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, and Dr. Gary Mottola the research director at the FINRA Investor Education Foundation have co-authored a study, American Renters and Financial Fragility, which highlights the financial vulnerability of renters. The study reveals that renters tend to be less financially stable than homeowners, have lower rates of financial literacy and are more likely to experience a large drop in income. The findings suggest that, given their financial fragility and low levels of financial literacy, the renter population could have a difficult time responding to income shocks and the financial consequences associated with them.

Read the FINRA Foundation news release or download the study published in the October 2014 issue of FINRA Foundation Financial Capability Insights.



Social Welfare Events
Follow Social Welfare

Follow KU SSW on FacebookFollow KU SSW on TwitterFollow KU SSW on YouTube

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
KU Today