Comparing foreclosure counseling policies in the US and UK
Collins, J. Michael and Orton, Michael. (2010) Comparing foreclosure counseling policies in the US and UK. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, Vol.12 (No.4). pp. 417-438. ISSN 1387-6988Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13876988.2010.495509
This article reviews recent developments in the US and UK in response to rising foreclosures, with an emphasis on the provision of advice or counseling to borrowers in mortgage default. Both nations have increased support for counseling programs despite the lack of evidence that counseling is effective. Based on a quantitative study in the US and a qualitative study in the UK, this article provides preliminary evidence that counseling strategies may be justified. However, the findings from both studies should be approached conservatively. This article also highlights the need for a range of outcome measures for assessing the impact of debt counseling. These studies shed greater light on the ways in which counseling might be beneficial beyond loan cures. Contextual differences between the two countries are identified, and common themes in their policy responses are noted. This article suggests that further insights may be developed through stronger comparative approaches in the analysis of foreclosure prevention policies.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HG Finance|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Foreclosure -- Great Britain, Foreclosure -- United States, Real estate counselors -- Great Britain, Real estate counselors -- United States, Finance, personal, Debt -- Information services -- Great Britain, Debt -- Information services -- United States|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice|
|Page Range:||pp. 417-438|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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