Elder Bankruptcy


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Mon, 09/17/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am
1930s promotion of Social Security for American Family, image of old man smiling
Laurie Mercier interviews Deborah Thorne


Laurie Mercier speaks with Deborah Thorne about the “Graying" of consumer bankruptcy—how the shrinking of the social safety net is throwing record numbers of older individuals into economic distress. Thorne is associate professor of sociology at University of Idaho and a principle investigator on the nationally-recognized Consumer Bankruptcy Project. Her research and publications focus on economic inequality generally and debt and consumer bankruptcy specifically.


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