Institute for Research on Poverty

Financial Regulation and the Economic Security of Low-Income Households

On October 14, 2010, Karen Dynan made a presentation for the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seminar series “Instability in the Lives of the Poor: How Policy Helps or Hurts.”

Dynan discussed trends in household credit use both broadly and for low-income households, how household credit is related to economic security, and how the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory controls present new challenges in the consumer credit market.