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Social responsibility and credit availability
conference contributionposted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by L Brennan, Wayne Binney
There has been a widespread increase in the use of consumer credit and therefore consumer indebtedness. Some of this increase has been within that segment of the population least able to afford debt of any kind – welfare recipients. This qualitative study demonstrates some interesting attitudes to debt, as well as differences in peoples’ perceptions of acceptable debt and their debt-management strategies. This study suggests that action is required by those responsible for the marketing of credit to this vulnerable group and government policymakers to provide a socially responsible approach to manage this societal concern.