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Marieka Klawitter and Anjum Hajat Examine the Relationship Between Banking and Health

Posted: 3/13/2018 (CSDE Research)

Affiliate Marieka Klawitter, Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, and affiliate Anjum Hajat, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology—along with two graduate students in the department of Epidemiology—recently authored an article that examines the effects of fringe banking and being unbanked on health. In the article, published in Health Affairs, the authors use propensity score matching with Current Population Survey data, and find that both fringe loan use and unbanked status are associated with a higher likelihood of poor or fair health outcomes. The full article is available below.

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