An Exploratory Study of Chinese Americans’ Debt Holding
Yao, R., Sharpe, D. L., & Gorham, E. E. (2011). An exploratory study of Chinese Americans' debt holding. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 32(4), 600-611.
35 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2016
Date Written: 2011
Research concerning the financial well-being of Chinese American households is extremely limited. This article examines factors that affect the probability that Chinese American households will hold debt. Analysis of data from a survey of Chinese Americans in five Midwestern states in the U.S. indicated that 80.5% of the sample households held some type of debt. Factors associated with the probability that a Chinese American household would be a debtor included age, presence of children under 18, health, annual income, and amount of financial and non-financial assets.
Keywords: Chinese American, Debt, Financial Well-being, Race
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